Fraternal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |frəˈtɜːrnl|  American pronunciation of the word fraternal
Brit.  |frəˈtəːn(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word fraternal

adjective

- of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men

a fraternal order

- (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova(syn: biovular)

fraternal twins are biovular

- like or characteristic of or befitting a brother(syn: brotherlike, brotherly)

close fraternal ties

Examples

He belonged to a fraternal organization.

There was a fraternal feeling among the troops.

The relative frequency of fraternal twins has halved since 1950.

men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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