blood brotherhood

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blood brother

1. A brother by birth.
2. One of two individuals who vow mutual fidelity and trust by a ceremony involving the mingling of each other's blood.

blood brotherhood n.
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Noun1.blood brotherhood - the friendship characteristic of blood brothers
friendly relationship, friendship - the state of being friends (or friendly)
References in classic literature ?
Even the blood brotherhood was outside the favour of the Red One.
Hugely interested, he watched the slashing of the three brown arms and the exchange of blood with Mbonga, the chief, in the rites of the ceremony of blood brotherhood.
All of these agencies of corruption were banded together, and leagued in blood brotherhood with the politician and the police; more often than not they were one and the same person,--the police captain would own the brothel he pretended to raid, the politician would open his headquarters in his saloon.
This well-researched book explores the history of Black internationalism to examine how the African Blood Brotherhood (1919) and the International African Service Bureau (1937) promoted Black Diasporic alliances to create a Black radical internationalism of Marxist social and political thought.