Definition of Brethren

1. Noun. (plural) the lay members of a male religious order.

Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Generic synonyms: Religious Order, Religious Sect, Sect



Definition of Brethren

1. n. pl. of Brother.

Definition of Brethren

1. Adjective. of or pertaining to any religious group that uses or formerly used the word "Brethren", capitalized, in referring to itself or its members ¹

2. Noun. (p), (informal) any Brethren denomination (usually preceded by "the" or "The") ¹

3. Noun. (s), a member of a Brethren congregation or denomination ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) (plural of brother) ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) the body of members, especially of a fraternal, religious or military order ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brethren

1. brother [n] - See also: brother

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brethren

breres
brers
bresaola
bressemer
bressemers
bressummer
bressummers
brests
brestsummer
brestsummers
bret
bretch
bretesse
bretesses
bretful
brethren (current term)
bretons
brettice
bretticed
brettices
bretylium
bretylium tosylate
bretzel
bretzels
breve
breves
brevet
brevetcies
brevetcy
brevete

Literary usage of Brethren

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1. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments ; Translated Out of ...by Oxford University Press by Oxford University Press (1868)
"... 1, Eastward were six Lévites, northward d his brethren, «we twelve: four a ... he, «1 his brethren, were twelve : ir.vo and twentieth to Mahnte eons, ..."

2. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"CHAPTER LXIV Of the battle between Sir Palomides and the two brethren, ... THEN they departed, and the two brethren came against Sir Palomides, ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"Some of them, on the other hand, joined the brethren, and among this number was an old Waldensian priest, who was present, together with certain ..."

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