Definitions for: Brotherhood


[n] the feeling that men should treat one another like brothers
[n] people engaged in a particular occupation; "the medical fraternity"
[n] an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
[n] the kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings



Webster (1913) Definition: Broth"er*hood, n. [Brother + -hood.]
1. The state of being brothers or a brother.

2. An association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a
fraternity.

3. The whole body of persons engaged in the same business, --
especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or
medical brotherhood.

4. Persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind.

A brotherhood of venerable trees. --Wordsworth.

Syn: Fraternity; association; fellowship; sodality.

Synonyms: fraternity, labor union, sodality, trade union, trades union, union

See Also: brother, class, company union, craft union, family relationship, friendliness, industrial union, kinship, labor, labor movement, organisation, organization, relationship, social class, socio-economic class, sodalist, trade union movement, vertical union

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