American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A plural of brother.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of brother. See phrases under brother.
- n. archaic Plural form of brother.
- n. figuratively the body of members, especially of a fraternal, religious or military order
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. pl. of brother.
- n. (plural) the lay members of a male religious order
- From Early Modern English brethren (plural of brother), from Middle English brethere, brether (+ -en (plural ending)), alteration, due to Old English brēþer (dative singular), of Old English brōþor, brōþru ("brothers, brethren"). Compare German Brüder ("brothers, brethren"). More at brother. (Wiktionary)
“And just as the economic principles of the trust are being applied to religious organizations, even so the stronger ethical principles that are moving the nations are inducing Christian white men to come nearer to their brethren in black, and to treat them more as _men_, _brethren_, than has ever been done before.”
“Many similar historical testimonies now lying before me to the humble equality of the New Testament ministry could be added; but lest the reader become weary, I will conclude with the following beautiful description from D'Aubigne in his noted History of the Reformation: "The church was in the beginning a community of brethren, guided by a few of the _brethren_.”
“Perhaps Mr. Martin thinks that regulating the prices and service offerings of Comcast and Verizon and their brethren is a good way to get them to invest billions in next-generation networks.”
“Charity to the souls of our brethren is the best charity.”
“The group, like their label brethren the O'Jay's, benefited from Kenneth Gamble's interest in having strong patriarchal voices parlay his lyrics of Black pride and self-determination.”
“Or getting Guns N 'Roses back together (this would make me and by brethren from the 80's very happy).”
“Yet the gap between the Falcons and the majority of their conference brethren is large.”
“All I ask from my religious brethren is this: Even as you oppose gay relationships because of your beliefs, please be tortured by your opposition.”
“Q: I was struck by the quote from St. Francis that your neighbors put up on your barn: Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough.”
“And all I'm asking from my religious brethren is this: even as you oppose gay relationships because of your beliefs, please, for the love of G-d, be tortured by your opposition.”
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