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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brotherhood  \Broth"er*hood\,  n.  [Brother  +  -hood.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  brothers  or  a  brother. 
 
  2.  An  association  for  any  purpose,  as  a  society  of  monks;  a 
  fraternity. 
 
  3.  The  whole  body  of  persons  engaged  in  the  same  business,  -- 
  especially  those  of  the  same  profession;  as  the  legal  or 
  medical  brotherhood. 
 
  4.  Persons,  and  poetically,  things  of  a  like  kind 
 
  A  brotherhood  of  venerable  trees.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  Syn:  Fraternity;  association;  fellowship;  sodality. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brotherhood 
  n  1:  the  kinship  relation  between  a  male  offspring  and  the 
  siblings 
  2:  people  engaged  in  a  particular  occupation;  "the  medical 
  fraternity"  [syn:  {fraternity},  {sodality}] 
  3:  the  feeling  that  men  should  treat  one  another  like  brothers 
  4:  an  organization  of  employees  formed  to  bargain  with  the 
  employer;  "you  have  to  join  the  union  in  order  to  get  a 
  job"  [syn:  {union},  {labor  union},  {trade  union},  {trades 
  union}] 




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