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fraternal

adjective
 
 
/frəˈtɜːnəl/
like or relating to a brotherFamily relations in generalFriendly
Translations of “fraternal”
in Spanish fraternal…
in French fraternel…
in German brüderlich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兄弟的,手足的, 友好的,兄弟般的,親如手足的…
in Russian братский…
in Turkish dostça, kardeşçe…
in Chinese (Simplified) 兄弟的,手足的, 友好的,兄弟般的,亲如手足的…
in Polish braterski…
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