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FRATERNAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fraternal mean? 

FRATERNAL (adjective)
  The adjective FRATERNAL has 3 senses:

1. of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men
2. (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova
3. like or characteristic of or befitting a brother

  Familiarity information: FRATERNAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FRATERNAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

a fraternal order

Pertainym:

brotherhood (people engaged in a particular occupation)


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Meaning:

(of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova

Synonyms:

biovular; fraternal

Context example:

fraternal twins are biovular

Antonym:

identical ((of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum)


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Meaning:

Like or characteristic of or befitting a brother

Synonyms:

brotherlike; brotherly; fraternal

Context examples:

brotherly feelings / close fraternal ties


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