co-brother

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co- +‎ brother

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co-brother (plural co-brothers), also (in sense 1) co-brethren

  1. colleague ("brother" in the same craft, occupation, or society)
    My co-brethren of the quill.
    • 1900, Arthur Francis Leach, Report on the manuscripts of the corporation of Beverley, page 91:
      At the death of the co-sisters of the Guild, every co-brother of the Guild to be present
  2. (India) One's wife's sister's husband.
    • 2007, Sethi, A Handbook Of Standard English And Indian Usage: Vocabulary And Grammar, page 55:
      If your wife doesn't have a sister, you just can't have a co-brother.

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