Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Brotherhood (Page: 185)

Broth"er*hood (?), n. [Brother + -hood.]

1. The state of being brothers or a brother.

2. An association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a fraternity.

3. The whole body of persons engaged in the same business, -- especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or medical brotherhood.

4. Persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind.

A brotherhood of venerable trees. Wordsworth.
Syn. -- Fraternity; association; fellowship; sodality.