Brother

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See also: brother and broþer

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Brother (plural Brothers)

  1. Title of respect for an adult male member of a religious or fraternal order.
    At the monastery, Brother Stephen supervises the kitchen.   Please welcome Brother Smith as he moves from his former congregation to his new congregation.
  2. Title of respect for an adult male member of a fraternal/sororal organization, or comrade in a movement, or even a stranger using fictive kin.
    Brother, can you spare a dime?
  3. A title used to personify or respectfully refer to concepts or animals.
    The Native American had a kinship with nature, even referring to Mother Earth and Brother Bear.

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