Definition of Blood brother

1. Noun. A male with the same parents as someone else. "My brother still lives with our parents"

Exact synonyms: Brother
Specialized synonyms: Big Brother, Little Brother, Half Brother, Half-brother, Stepbrother
Generic synonyms: Male Sibling
Derivative terms: Brotherly
Antonyms: Sister

2. Noun. A male sworn (usually by a ceremony involving the mingling of blood) to treat another as his brother.
Generic synonyms: Ally, Friend

Definition of Blood brother

1. Noun. A brother by birth. ¹

2. Noun. Someone bound to another person in commitment and friendship by a ceremonial mingling of blood. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blood Brother

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blood and guts
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blood bactericidal activity
blood bank
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blood berry
blood bin
blood bins
blood blister
blood brother (current term)
blood brotherhood
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blood calculus
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blood catecholamine
blood cell
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blood clam

Literary usage of Blood brother

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Philosophy of Law by Josef Kohler, Adalbert Albrecht (1914)
"... and especially a series of important legal consequences may thus follow; as, for instance, if a blood-brother is privileged to refuse his testimony, ..."

2. Indermaur & Thwaites' Student's Guide to the Law of Real & Personal Property by John Indermaur, Charles Thwaites (1904)
"... (d) As to personalty, the whole blood and the half-blood of the same degree take together; but, as to realty, the half-blood brother by the same father ..."

3. Junior High School Literature by William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck (1922)
"Young Christy Grahame is thus forced to choose between fighting his blood-brother or his own father. What does he do? 4. Decide who is speaking in each ..."

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