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fraternal

/fra·ter·nal/ (frah-ter´n'l)
1. of or pertaining to brothers.
2. of twins; derived from two oocytes.

fraternal

(frə-tûr′nəl)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to brothers: a close fraternal tie.
b. Showing comradeship; brotherly.
2. Biology Of, relating to, or being a twin developed from two separately fertilized ova; dizygotic.

fra·ter′nal·ism n.
fra·ter′nal·ly adv.
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Fraternal members in California, for example, were eligible for sick benefits ranging between seven and ten dollars per week in 1917, while the maximum eligibility period was 13 weeks.
8220;Lance continues to be a strong supporter of the Fraternal Order of Police,” said Carlton Stallings, President of the Georgia State Lodge - Fraternal Order of Police.
The societies and their trade association, the National Fraternal Congress of America in Oak Brook, Ill.
I think that, particularly in the last three years, anyone who's under a consent decree is chafing under the costs,'' said Chuck Canterbury, president of the Fraternal Order of Police.
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To test this theory, Mr de Castro's team asked 110 adult identical twins and 155 adult fraternal twins to keep a seven-day diary of all their meals and snacks.
The latter took place on a series of organizational fronts including segregated schools, the church, separate professional and business organizations and separate charitable and fraternal organizations.
Her colleagues used blood samples taken at age 1 to determine whether the sets were fraternal or identical.
Repealing the tax-exempt status of fraternals and other nonprofit organizations "can be very appealing to lawmakers," Joseph Annotti, president and chief executive officer of the American Fraternal Alliance, until recently known as the National Fraternal Congress of America, told BestWeek.
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Sheikh Humaid welcomed the Saudi Ambassador, wishing him success in the service of the existing fraternal relations between the two countries and working to develop them for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples in pursuit of the enhancement of the fraternal bonds between the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sami bin Abdullah Al-Saleh delivered this annual gift to the Jordanian officials, in a gesture that embodied the existing fraternal relations.