- (GA) IPA: /fɹəˈtɝnəl/
- Of or pertaining to a brother or brothers.
- Of or pertaining to a fraternity.
- Platonic or friendly.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- […] a delighted shout from the children swung him toward the door again. His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ "Phil! You! Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow!" recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
- (genetics) Of twins or embryos, produced from two different egg and sperm, and genetically distinct.
- French: fraternel
- German: brüderlich
- Italian: fraterno, fraternale (rare)
- Portuguese: fraterno, fraternal
- Russian: бра́тский
- Spanish: fraternal, fraterno
fraternal (plural fraternals)