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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 broth·er·hood /ˈbrʌðɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Broth·er·hood n.
 1. The state of being brothers or a brother.
 2. An association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a fraternity.
 3. The whole body of persons engaged in the same business, -- especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or medical brotherhood.
 4. Persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind.
    A brotherhood of venerable trees.   --Wordsworth.
 Syn: -- Fraternity; association; fellowship; sodality.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the kinship relation between a male offspring and the
      2: people engaged in a particular occupation; "the medical
         fraternity" [syn: fraternity, sodality]
      3: the feeling that men should treat one another like brothers
      4: an organization of employees formed to bargain with the
         employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a
         job" [syn: union, labor union, trade union, trades