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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fraternal  \Fra*ter"nal\,  a.[F.  fraternel,  LL  fraternalis  fr 
  L.  fraternus  fr  frater  brother.  See  {Brother}.] 
  Pf  pertaining  to  or  involving,  brethren;  becoming  to 
  brothers;  brotherly;  as  fraternal  affection;  a  fraternal 
  embrace.  --  {Fra*ter"nal*ly},  adv 
 
  An  abhorred,  a  cursed,  a  fraternal  war.  --Milton. 
 
  Fraternal  love  and  friendship.  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fraternal 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  a  fraternity  or  society  of  usually  men;  "a 
  fraternal  order" 
  2:  (of  twins)  derived  from  two  separate  fertilized  ova; 
  "fraternal  twins  are  biovular"  [syn:  {biovular}]  [ant:  {identical}] 
  3:  like  or  characteristic  of  or  befitting  a  brother;  "brotherly 
  feelings";  "close  fraternal  ties"  [syn:  {brotherly},  {brotherlike}] 
  [ant:  {sisterly}] 




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