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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 ?
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.
He was there alone in the midst of devoted men; he was safe from neighbourly ambushes, from fraternal ambitions; and yet more than one of our visitors had assured us that their ruler could not bear to be alone.
But tell him, also, to set his fraternal and magisterial heart at ease: that I keep strictly within the limits of the law.
The course here indicated will be followed unless current events and experience shall show a modification or change to be proper, and in every case and exigency my best discretion will be exercised according to circumstances actually existing, and with a view and a hope of a peaceful solution of the national troubles and the restoration of fraternal sympathies and affections.
The life of the four young men had become fraternal. D'Artagnan, who had no settled habits of his own, as he came from his province into the midst of his world quite new to him, fell easily into the habits of his friends.
In the course of their fraternal caresses, the Crows had contrived to empty the pockets of their white brothers; to abstract the very buttons from their coats, and, above all, to make free with their hunting knives.
On his two younger sisters he then bestowed an equal portion of his fraternal tenderness, for he asked each of them how they did, and observed that they both looked very ugly.
A remnant of fraternal pity, which never abandons the heart of a drinker, prompted Phoebus to roll Jehan with his foot upon one of those pillows of the poor, which Providence keeps in readiness at the corner of all the street posts of Paris, and which the rich blight with the name of "a rubbish- heap." The captain adjusted Jehan's head upon an inclined plane of cabbage-stumps, and on the very instant, the scholar fell to snoring in a magnificent bass.
It became fraternal. Sometimes, when she was in the outer circle of assemblies--at their own residence, at Mrs Merdle's, or elsewhere-- she would find herself stealthily supported round the waist by Mr Sparkler's arm.
He wore the rings and pins and badges of different fraternal orders to which he belonged.