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brother

(brŭth′ər)
n. pl. broth·ers
1. A male having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another.
2. pl. also brethren (brĕth′rən) One who shares a common ancestry, allegiance, character, or purpose with another or others, especially:
a. A kinsman.
b. A fellow man.
c. A fellow member, as of a fraternity, trade union, or panel of judges on a court.
d. A close male friend; a comrade.
e. A fellow African-American man or boy.
3. pl. also brethren Something, such as a corporation or institution, that is regarded as a member of a class: "A station that ... relies on corporate contributions or advertising to survive runs the risk of becoming virtually indistinguishable from its commercial brethren" (W. John Moore).
4.
a. Abbr. Br. or Bro. A lay member of a religious order of men.
b. pl. also brethren A fellow member of the Christian church.
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CAIRO -- 11 March 2018: The Muslim Brotherhood has started spreading rumors and lies about the upcoming presidential election, member of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights Mokhtar Nouh told Egypt Today on Saturday.
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A court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria ordered authorities to bar any candidacies from Brotherhood members or former members in presidential and parliamentary elections, News 24 reported.
In a statement released this week, the Brotherhood announced that it would challenge the British court in "any improper attempt to restrict its activity.
LONDON -- The Muslim Brotherhood has called on UK officials to stop their review of the Islamist organisation's activities after British premier David Cameron called for a probe into the Muslim Brothers' activities earlier this week.
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