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fra·ter·nal

 (frə-tûr′nəl)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to brothers: a close fraternal tie.
b. Showing comradeship; brotherly.
2.
a. Of or constituting a fraternity: a fraternal association.
b. Roman Catholic Church Of or constituting a mendicant order such as the Dominicans or Franciscans.
3. Biology Of, relating to, or being a twin developed from two separately fertilized ova; dizygotic.

[Middle English, from Old French fraternel, from Medieval Latin frāternālis, from Latin frāternus, from frāter, brother; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots.]

fra·ter′nal·ism n.
fra·ter′nal·ly adv.

fraternal

(frəˈtɜːnəl)
adj
1. of or suitable to a brother; brotherly
2. of or relating to a fraternity
3. (Genetics) designating either or both of a pair of twins of the same or opposite sex that developed from two separate fertilized ova. Compare identical3
[C15: from Latin frāternus, from frāter brother]
fraˈternalism n
fraˈternally adv

fra•ter•nal

(frəˈtɜr nl)

adj.
1. of or befitting a brother; brotherly.
2. of or being a society of men associated in brotherly union, as for mutual aid or benefit.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin frātern(us) fraternal, derivative of frāter brother + -al1]
fra•ter′nal•ism, n.
fra•ter′nal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fraternal - of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men; "a fraternal order"
2.fraternal - (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ovafraternal - (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova; "fraternal twins are biovular"
monovular, identical - (of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum; "identical twins are monovular"
3.fraternal - like or characteristic of or befitting a brother; "brotherly feelings"; "close fraternal ties"
Translations
أخَوي
bratrský
broderlig
testvéri
bróîurlegur
broliškaibroliškas
brāļa-brālīgsbrāļu-
bratský
kardeşçe

fraternal

[frəˈtɜːnl] ADJfraterno

fraternal

[frəˈtɜːrnəl] adj (= friendly) → fraternel(le)

fraternal

adjbrüderlich; fraternal twinszweieiige Zwillinge pl

fraternal

[frəˈtɜːnl] adjfraterno/a

fraternal

(frəˈtəːnl) adjective
of or like a brother. a fraternal greeting.
fraˈternally adverb
fraˈternityplural fraˈternities noun
1. a company of people who regard each other as equals, eg monks.
2. a company of people with the same interest, job etc. the banking fraternity.
3. (American) a society of male students in various universities.

fraternal

adj fraterno
References in classic literature ?
Mr Sparkler came and sat down on the other side of her, and she felt the fraternal railing come behind her, and apparently stretch on to include Fanny.
He wore the rings and pins and badges of different fraternal orders to which he belonged.
My brother is one of the best of Squares, just, sensible, cheerful, and not without fraternal affection; yet I confess that my weekly interviews, at least in one respect, cause me the bitterest pain.
Following this letter one of the Masonic Brothers whom Pierre respected less than the others forced his way in to see him and, turning the conversation upon Pierre's matrimonial affairs, by way of fraternal advice expressed the opinion that his severity to his wife was wrong and that he was neglecting one of the first rules of Freemasonry by not forgiving the penitent.
Fraternal love, sometimes almost everything, is at others worse than nothing.
The youngest of the elders, a man of about fifty, had been bred from infancy in a Shaker village, and was said never to have clasped a woman's hand in his own, and to have no conception of a closer tie than the cold fraternal one of the sect.
It is gratifying to me to acknowledge the fraternal friendship you have evinced towards me, and to call you, more justly than ever, my brother.
He took a ceremonious leave of the Crow chieftain, and his vagabond warriors, and according to previous arrangements, consigned to their cherishing friendship and fraternal adoption, their worthy confederate Rose; who, having figured among the water pirates of the Mississippi, was well fitted to rise to distinction among the land pirates of the Rocky Mountains.
It was an affection partly filial, partly fraternal-- fraternal enough to make him like Irwine's company better than that of most younger men, and filial enough to make him shrink strongly from incurring Irwine's disapprobation.
Haggard Saint Antoine had had only one exultant week, in which to soften his modicum of hard and bitter bread to such extent as he could, with the relish of fraternal embraces and congratulations, when Madame Defarge sat at her counter, as usual, presiding over the customers.
At that moment their fraternal bond of union was closer than ever, and when they parted, each to take the route agreed on, they turned back to utter affectionate expressions, which the echoes of the Dunes repeated.
Captain Wentworth was come to Kellynch as to a home, to stay as long as he liked, being as thoroughly the object of the Admiral's fraternal kindness as of his wife's.