brotherhood

[ bruhth-er-hoo d ]SEE DEFINITION OF brotherhood
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Yet there are other powers who are not "ohai band" (of the brotherhood)—China, for instance.

Well I know that it will stand none the lower for your having joined the brotherhood.

It is our duty to the Brotherhood—it is also our duty to God.

Christmas had come and gone at the Brotherhood, and yet the project was unfulfilled.

He remembered me at the Brotherhood, and told me all about it.

What the gods have given to be the seal of brotherhood do not make of none effect yourselves.

A member of the Brotherhood would have been promptly dealt with, you bet.

I can afford to say these things, and you can afford to hear them, for there is a sort of brotherhood between us.

To what guild or brotherhood of impetuous travellers had he ascribed me?

The Brotherhood of the Peoples will come, not in my time, but it will come.

WORD ORIGIN

equivalent of Old English broþerrede "fellowship, brotherhood," with ending as in kindred; in early Middle English the word was brotherhede with ending as in maidenhead. The modern word, with -hood, is from 15c. Originally "relationship of a brother," also "friendly companionship." Concrete sense of "an association, a fraternity" is from mid-14c. in the Middle English word (later also "labor union," 1880s). Old English also had broðorscipe "brothership," broðorsibb "kinship of brothers."

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