brother

  1. a male with the same parents as someone else
  2. a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion of other group)
  3. a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
  4. used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement
  5. (Roman Catholic) a title given to a monk and used as form of address
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brother

(from the article `Roman Catholicism`) ...though dispensable, were meant to be a more permanent and durable consecration than simple vows. Men who make religious profession but who do not ...
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brother

[n] - used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement 2. [n] - a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion of other group) 3. [n] - (Roman Catholic) a title given to a monk and used as form of address 4. [n] - a male with the same parents as someone else
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Brother

• (n.) One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character. • (n.) A male person who has the same father and mother with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case he is more definitely called a half brother, or brother of the half blood. • (v. t.) To make a brother of; to ca...
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brother

blood brother noun a male with the same parents as someone else; `my brother still lives with our parents`
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Brother

[Catholic] A Religious Brother is a member of a Catholic religious institute who commits himself to following Christ in consecrated life of the Church, usually by the vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience. A layman (in the sense of not being ordained), he usually lives in a religious community and works in a ministry that suits his talent...
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Brother

Broth'er (brŭ&thlig;'ẽr) noun ; plural Brothers (brŭ&thlig;'ẽrz) or Brethren (brĕ&thlig;'rĕn). See Brethren . [ Middle English brother , Anglo-Saxon brōðor ; akin to Old Saxon brothar , Dutch broede...
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Brother

Broth'er transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Brothered ] To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood. Sir W. Scott.
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Brother

A man who is a member of a religious order, but is not ordained or studying for the priesthood.
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Brother

a man who takes vows and promises to use his talents to serve God. Brothers do not get married and are not ordained. They live in religious communities and have many different jobs.
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brother

Origin: OE. Brother, AS. Broor; akin to OS. Brothar, D. Broeder, OHG. Pruodar, G. Bruder, Icel. Broir, Sw. & Dan. Broder, Goth. Broar, Ir. Brathair, W. Brawd, pl. Brodyr, Lith. Brolis, Lett. Brahlis, Russ. Brat', Pol. & Serv. Brat, OSlav. Brat, L. Frater, Skr. Bhrat, Zend. Bratar brother, Gr, a clansman. The common plural is Brothers; in th...
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