Fraternal Fra*ter"nal, a.[F. fraternel, LL. fraternalis, fr. L. fraternus, fr. frater brother. See {Brother}.] Of, pertaining to, or involving, brethren; becoming to brothers; brotherly; as, fraternal affection; a fraternal embrace. -- {Fra*ter"nal*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

An abhorred, a cursed, a fraternal war. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Fraternal love and friendship. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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