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A fellow member of a fraternity or profession; a colleague.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cōnfrāter : Latin com-, com- + Latin frāter, brother; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots.]
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a fellow member of a profession, fraternity, etc
[C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin confrāter fellow member, from Latin frāter brother]
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(ˈkɒn frɛər)

[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin confrāter colleague = Latin con- con- + frāter brother]
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Noun1.confrere - a person who is member of one's class or profession; "the surgeon consulted his colleagues"; "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"
associate - a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
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