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- n. a brother born of the same parents with her sibling
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A brother by both the father's and mother's side, in contradistinction to a
uterine brother, one by the mother only.
- adj. See Brother german.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brother on both the father's and the mother's side; a full brother.
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Now the sisterhood had an uncle, brother-german to their sire and his name was Abd al-Kaddús, or Slave of the Most Holy; and he loved the eldest with exceeding love and was wont to visit her once a year and do all she desired.
Kynnore, and brother-german of George Earl of Rothes, had a charter of the King's lands of Parkhill in Fife, 24th March 1537.
General Assembly, 29th December 1563, that Mr. Andrew Johnstone, brother-german _to umquhill Mr. William Johnstone_, required process for reduction of the sentence pronounced by umquhill James [Beaton]
Miss MacDonald had gone from Sky to Milton in South Uist in order to visit her brother-german, who had about that time taken up house.
Master James Campbell, brother-german to the Earle of Argyle 500
John Forbes, brother-german to Samuell Forbes of Fovrain, conform to one deputation by Captain James
John Forbes, brother-german to Samuell Forbes of Fovrain, deputed by the said Samuell Forbes 1000
James Campbell, brother-german to the Earle of Argyll 200
This Joseph, as the scripture witnesseth, was his uncle, and this evil king was brother-german of King Fisherman, and brother of the good King Pelles that had abandoned his land, in order that he might serve God, and brother of the Widow Lady that was Perceval's mother, the most loyal that was ever in Great Britain.
Stefano Veronese, a very rare painter in his day, as has been related, had a brother-german, called Giovanni Antonio, who, although he learned to paint from that same Stefano, nevertheless did not become anything more than a mediocre painter, as may be seen from his works, of which there is no need to make mention.