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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men;
- Example: "a fraternal order"

2. (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova;
- Example: "fraternal twins are biovular"
[syn: fraternal, biovular]

3. like or characteristic of or befitting a brother;
- Example: "brotherly feelings"
- Example: "close fraternal ties"
[syn: brotherly, brotherlike, fraternal]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fraternal \Fra*ter"nal\, a.[F. fraternel, LL. fraternalis, fr. L. fraternus, fr. frater brother. See Brother.] Of, pertaining to, or involving, brethren; becoming to brothers; brotherly; as, fraternal affection; a fraternal embrace. -- Fra*ter"nal*ly, adv. [1913 Webster] An abhorred, a cursed, a fraternal war. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Fraternal love and friendship. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fraternal adj 1: of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men; "a fraternal order" 2: (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova; "fraternal twins are biovular" [syn: fraternal, biovular] [ant: identical, monovular] 3: like or characteristic of or befitting a brother; "brotherly feelings"; "close fraternal ties" [syn: brotherly, brotherlike, fraternal] [ant: sisterlike, sisterly, sororal]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "fraternal": Christian, Christlike, Christly, affectionate, agreeable, amiable, amicable, benign, benignant, brotherly, compassionate, congenial, decent, favorable, friendlike, friendly, good, gracious, harmonious, human, humane, idealistic, intellectual, kind, kindhearted, kindly, kindly-disposed, loving, neighborlike, neighborly, nice, peaceable, pleasant, simpatico, sisterly, sociable, softhearted, sympathetic, sympathique, sympathizing, tender, tenderhearted, unhostile, warm, warmhearted, well-affected, well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant