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Meaning of BRETHREN

Pronunciation:  'bredhrin

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the members of a male religious order

BRETHREN is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: religious order, religious sect, sect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Breth"ren\, n.;
pl. of {Brother}.

Note: This form of the plural is used, for the most part, in
      solemn address, and in speaking of religious sects or
      fraternities, or their members.

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