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From Middle English brotherrede, from Old English brōþorrǣden (fellowship, brotherhood, membership of a brotherhood), equivalent to brother +‎ -red. Same as brotherhood.


brotherred (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Brotherhood; fraternity.
    • 1881, James Fawckner Nicholls, John Taylor, Bristol past and present:
      Mr. and Brothern of the fraternitie or Brotherhed of the Assumption of our blessed Ladie uppon the Bridge of Bristol, which fraternity or brothered is a ffrateraitie or Brothered of Temporal persons not incorporated, [...]