brotherhood Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “brotherhood” in the English Dictionary

"brotherhood" in British English

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brotherhoodnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈbrʌð.ə.hʊd/  us   /-ɚ-/

brotherhood noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (ORGANIZATION)

(the ​members of) a ​particularorganization: The ​variousgroupseventuallyfused into a ​single brotherhood.

brotherhood noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (FRIENDSHIP)

friendship and ​loyalty: The ​ideal of the brotherhood of man (= where everyone ​loves each other) is still ​far from ​reality.
(Definition of brotherhood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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brotherhoodnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbrʌð·ərˌhʊd/
a ​feeling of ​sharedinterests and ​support among men, or more ​generally, among all humans A brotherhood is also the ​membership of an ​organization of men, or the ​organization itself.
(Definition of brotherhood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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