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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: fraternalis, from Latin frater 'brother'

fraternal

adjective
     
fra‧ter‧nal formal
1 showing a special friendliness to other people because you share interests or ideas with them:
fraternal solidarity amongst union members
2 relating to brothers:
fraternal loyalty
fraternally adverb

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