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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.]


a fellow member of a profession, fraternity, etc
[C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin confrāter fellow member, from Latin frāter brother]


(ˈkɒn frɛər)

[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin confrāter colleague = Latin con- con- + frāter brother]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in classic literature ?
She occupied a chair right up to the front, and several times she turned her head toward one or another of her CONFRERES and smiled her appreciation of the remarks.
C'est ce qu'affirme le directeur des credits aux projets touristiques a la STB, Amor Ben Yedder, dans une longue interview publiee le 5 mars par notre confrere [beaucoup moins que]Destination Tunisie[beaucoup plus grand que].
Some years ago when I was assigned at the Divine Word College of Legazpi, Albay, I once visited a lone elderly confrere, who was director of a high school in Sorsogon.
He takes time to be present to each confrere, and goes the extra mile for them.
Son avocat, Maitre Pradel, qui a mandate un confrere turc pour l'assister et reclamer sa liberation lors d'une prochaine audience, considere que la situation [beaucoup moins que]est bien plus alarmante[beaucoup plus grand que] qu'il n'y parait au premier abord des lors que les autorites turques emprisonnent sans menagement tout journaliste qui voudrait [beaucoup moins que]faire preuve d'independance en parlant de la guerre que mene la Turquie a sa frontiere syrienn[beaucoup plus grand que].
La 2e place a son confrere de la meme entreprise, Abderrahmane Cheriet.
Adnene Manser, porte parole de la presidence a d'ailleurs infirme l'information aupres de notre confrere business news.
One morning in Buenos Aires, a confrere generously offered to show me around the city.
Among these was Max Thurian, a confrere whose writings and labors on behalf of ecumenism became almost as famous as those of Brother Roger's.
Speaking to a join press confrere along with Qamar Zaman Kaira and Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan stated that Nawaz Sharif should adopt a serious attitude and do not mislead the nation asking it to take out onto the streets.
A new generation of JCB backhoe loaders--models 212S through 217S--feature: an all-new automotive quality cab built for confrere and ease of use; JCB Precision Control; an increase in all-round visibility; in-cab noise levels which are up to 2 dB(A) lower; new four and six-speed powershift transmissions, with up to 11 percent more tractive effort; 15 percent increase in shovel tearout to 59.
He is also a member of the Confrere De La Chaine Des Rotisseurs and has completed the Hilton Hotels Corp.