fraternal fraternal  /frə ˈtɜr nəl/


  1. (adj) of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men
  2. (adj) like or characteristic of or befitting a brother
  3. (adj) (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova



  1. The leaders of the world's Communist nations kept busy last week disagreeing, rebuking one another, attacking former colleagues and hurling invective with non-fraternal intensity.
  2. In the inevitable chase that follows, he runs into a puzzling and increasing number of fraternal look-alikes who happen to be of many races.
  3. The Minister said to the visiting dignitary that no power on earth can diminish the fraternal ties between the two countries.


  1. TAYLOR: Edwards and Lee Golf and Redneck Reunion is June 26

    TAYLOR — The 13th annual Edwards and Lee Golf and Redneck Reunion, hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police Matthew Edwards Lodge No. 123 and WCYD-FM, is June 26.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

  2. Del. Senate OKs slots for vets, fraternal groups

    The state Senate has approved a bill allowing veterans groups and fraternal organizations to operate slot machines.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Times

  3. Orange Bureau Confidential: Fraternal Order of Police backs Hoovler

    The New York State Fraternal Order of Police has given its endorsement in the Orange County district attorney's race to Republican candidate David Hoovler.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Middletown Times Herald-Record


  1. Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state, said in a statement made public Tuesday that the Vatican was stepping in "so that with truth and transparency, in a climate of fraternal and constructive dialogue, you will overcome the present difficulties."
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone Source: FOXNews

  2. "I don't see why a proof of fraternal, familial love for Quebec has to feed us proof of defiance toward Canada," Mr. Sarkozy told a news conference behind the fortified walls of the Citadel.
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Globe and Mail

  3. Royal said she preferred "a new France, a protecting France, a fraternal France, a competitive France" she said a day after the crucial television debate seen as a last change to sway voters.
    on May 4, 2007 By: Segolene Royal Source: Turkish Press

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