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noun American English pronunciation: brotherhood /ˈbrʌðərˌhʊd/ 
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singularbrotherhood
pluralbrotherhoods
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the friendship and support that a group of people, especially men, get from one another

    He taught us freedom, tolerance, and brotherhood.

  2. 2
    [countable] a group of people, especially a group of men, who have similar interests or who do the same job

    the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

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