• (GA) IPA: /fɹəˈtɝnəl/


  1. Of or pertaining to a brother or brothers.
  2. Of or pertaining to a fraternity.
  3. 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.
  4. (genetics) Of twins or embryos, produced from two different egg and sperm, and genetically distinct.
Synonyms Translations Noun

fraternal (plural fraternals)

  1. A society formed to provide mutual aid, such as insurance.
  2. A fraternal twin.

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