brotherhood
noun Etymology: Middle English brotherhede, brotherhod, alteration of brotherrede, from Old English brōthorrǣden, from brōthor + rǣden condition — more at kindred Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being brothers 2. fellowship, alliance 3. an association (as a labor union or monastic society) for a particular purpose 4. the whole body of persons engaged in a business or profession

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