Associations to the word «Fraternal»

Wiktionary

FRATERNAL, adjective. Of brothers (fraternal twins).
FRATERNAL, adjective. Related through a brother (fraternal nephew).
FRATERNAL, adjective. In need of a brother or sister or friend.
FRATERNAL, adjective. Like brothers (fraternal cousins).
FRATERNAL, adjective. Brotherly, befitting or of a brother or brothers.
FRATERNAL, adjective. Friendly or brotherly (e.g. fraternal relations between socialist parties in different countries).
FRATERNAL, adjective. Being or of a society of men linked in brotherly union (fraternal society).
FRATERNAL, adjective. Platonic (as fraternal love - brotherly love).
FRATERNAL, noun. A fraternal twin.
FRATERNAL BIRTH ORDER EFFECT, noun. The scientific observation that a man's statistical probability of being gay increases with the number of older brothers he has.
FRATERNAL BIRTH-ORDER EFFECT, noun. Alternative form of fraternal birth order effect
FRATERNAL NEPHEW, noun. The son of one's brother.
FRATERNAL NEPHEWS, noun. Plural of fraternal nephew
FRATERNAL NIECE, noun. The daughter of one's brother.
FRATERNAL NIECES, noun. Plural of fraternal niece

Dictionary definition

FRATERNAL, adjective. Of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men; "a fraternal order".
FRATERNAL, adjective. (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova; "fraternal twins are biovular".
FRATERNAL, adjective. Like or characteristic of or befitting a brother; "brotherly feelings"; "close fraternal ties".

Wise words

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