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Synonyms for fraternal

(of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova

like or characteristic of or befitting a brother

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But what rebuke their plain fraternal bearing casts on the mutual flattery with which authors solace each other and wound themselves
Fraternal to the last, he left her for the quieter company of Mrs.
He was there alone in the midst of devoted men; he was safe from neighbourly ambushes, from fraternal ambitions; and yet more than one of our visitors had assured us that their ruler could not bear to be alone.
Nothing would have been wanting to the perfection of his character as a fraternal guide, philosopher and friend, if he had only steered his brother clear of ruin, instead of bringing it upon him.
The time has now come for fraternal refreshment and for harmony.
Mr Swiveller, passing through the street in the execution of some Brazen errand, and beholding one of his Glorious Brotherhood intently gazing on a pony, crossed over to give him that fraternal greeting with which Perpetual Grands are, by the very constitution of their office, bound to cheer and encourage their disciples.
Virtually all fraternal societies, regardless of their class or ethnic orientation, stressed the responsibility of individual members to provide assistance to "brothers and sisters" in need.
In the last third of the nineteenth century, five and a half million men were members of the major fraternal orders in America and millions of other American men belonged to the smaller fraternal orders or to secular organizations which also stressed elaborate initiation rites.
The report also includes industry definition, 5-year historical trends on industry sales, establishments and employment, a breakdown of establishments, sales and employment by employee size of establishment (9 categories), and estimates on up to 10 sub-industries, including fraternal life insurance organizations, mutual association life insurance, and life insurance agents.
1 billion, Southwest Airlines refuses to have meaningful negotiations with its Aircraft Maintenance Technician and Related union Cae the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) Cae prompting the union to request federal mediation from the National Mediation Board (NMB).
com)-- Attorney, Lance LoRusso, author of the highly acclaimed book, When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident, will present the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police Foundation with an initial donation of $1,000 from the sales of the book at the 12th Biennial F.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, has received a letter from Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, the Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, on the fraternal relations between the two countries and ways of bolstering them in all spheres.
On the other hand, the minister hailed the fraternal relations binding the two countries.
In his cable, King Abdullah expressed his utmost thanks for His Majesty's fraternal feelings that embody the deep good relations binding the two brotherly countries, praying to Allah the Almighty to protect His Majesty the Sultan and grant him success to achieve further progress and prosperity for the Omani people under His Majesty's wise leadership, affirming his keenness on promoting and enhancing the fraternal relations between the two brotherly countries in all spheres to achieve the joint interests.
Summary: The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, received on Sunday a letter from President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, dealing with fraternal relations between the two countries and issues of mutual interest.