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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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1. a brother by birth
2. a man or boy who has sworn to treat another as his brother, often in a ceremony in which their blood is mingled
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a person's brother by birth.
2. a male in a close relationship with another male through a specific ritual, as the commingling of blood.
blood′ broth′erhood, n.
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|Noun||1.||blood brother - a male with the same parents as someone else; "my brother still lives with our parents"|
big brother - an older brother
little brother - a younger brother; "my little brother just had his 50th birthday"
male sibling - a sibling who is male
|2.||blood brother - a male sworn (usually by a ceremony involving the mingling of blood) to treat another as his brother|
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