broth|er|hood «BRUHTH uhr hud», noun.
1. the bond between brothers; feeling of brother for brother: »

Soldiers who are fighting together often have a strong feeling of brotherhood.

2. a) an association of men with some common aim, characteristic, belief, or profession: »

The brotherhood had sent word to its members several days ago to begin the strike at 6 A.M. (New York Times).

b) the members of such an association; persons joined as brothers.
3. the members of certain religious orders collectively.

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