- a of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men
a fraternal order
- a (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova
fraternal twins are biovular
- a like or characteristic of or befitting a brother
close fraternal ties
- 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.
- 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.
- The Minister said to the visiting dignitary that no power on earth can diminish the fraternal ties between the two countries.
- Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in FOXNews
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."
- Nicolas Sarkozy in Globe and Mail
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.
- Segolene Royal in Turkish Press
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.