Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Brotherliness.
  • noun A fraternity or gild; a brotherhood.

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  • noun The state of being brothers; brotherhood.

Etymologies

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brother +‎ -ship

Examples

  • In the South Seas such a ceremony binds two men closer together than blood brothership.

    THE HEATHEN

  • In the South Seas such a ceremony binds two men closer together than blood-brothership.

    THE HEATHEN

  • In the South Seas such a ceremony binds two men closer together than blood brothership.

    THE HEATHEN

  • But that man, with whom I welded blood-brothership on the Dead Horse Trail --

    WHICH MAKE MEN REMEMBER

  • There they exchange names, a South Seas ceremony of blood-brothership.

    “Some day, all the fools will be dead....”

  • Gardiner and Wyandanch underwent a ritual of blood brothership, and Gardiner learned the Montauk tongue.

    In the Hamptons

  • Also, there be implanted in my breast a store of love to thee, which biddeth me speak thee fair and obligeth me to solicit thy brothership.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Feeling another slight seed of guilt for again abusing this brothership of the mongoose-men, Oaxyctl walked into the washroom, calm.

    Crystal Rain

  • "We just formed this brothership out there," Willis said.

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  • His pretensions as to brothership with his prosecutor, and rightful heirship to the Hendon honors and estates, were left contemptuously unnoticed, as being not even worth examination.

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