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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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For his part, the ambassador expressed his countrys desire to develop its relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain and vowed to spare no effort to bolster the brotherly bilateral relations in all domains to achieve common interests of both countries and peoples.
It appealed to the International Community to take all necessary measures in order to stop the humanitarian disaster facing the brotherly Syrians, using all possible means.
The Royal Court said in a statement issued today that emanating from the assessment of the Government of Saudi Arabia of the exceptional circumstances being witnessed by the brotherly people of Tunisia, its wishes that security and stability prevail in this dear country spread over all Arab and Islamic nations as a whole, and its support for every action that benefits the brotherly people of Tunisia; the Government of the Kingdom has welcomed the arrival of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family in Saudi Arabia.
For his part, Ahmed praised the partnership relations between the two countries and the two brotherly armies, expressing his admiration of the modern level of the Turkish armed forces in different areas.
The Monarch also said that "while keeping in mind the numerous events and various developments that marked the past year, we all hope that the New Year will be heralded by the fulfilment of the wishes of our two brotherly peoples and humanity as a whole who yearn for a more peaceful world, a world where the universal ideals of fraternity, equality, solidarity, freedom, justice and equity can be consolidated, along with the values of tolerance and coexistence, which promote fruitful cross-fertilization between different cultures, civilizations and religions.
Siraj ul Haq said the visit will further strengthen the brotherly ties between both the countries, including trade, education and energy.
Kuwait, Apr 17 (ONA) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jabir al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait held a brotherly meeting at Dar Salwa this afternoon.
Summary: Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the faithful, has congratulated heads of brotherly Islamic states on the occasion of the new Hegira year 1432, celebrated in Morocco on Tuesday (December 7) .
The two sides also signed minutes of the 12th session of the joint committee on cooperation between the two brotherly countries which covered bilateral cooperation in various spheres.
ISLAMABAD -- Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui on Thursday said Pakistan and Iran were enjoying deep and brotherly relations as we share not only religion but historical, cultural and literary heritage as well.
The government and the people of Pakistan extend their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and the brotherly people and Government of Bangladesh over the loss of innocent lives and wish the injured early recovery.
In the cable, His Majesty the King expressed utmost felicitations and best wishes of abundant health and well-being to His Majesty, wishing the brotherly Moroccan people further progress and prosperity under the wise leadership of HM King Mohammed VI and praising the constant growth and development excellent historic bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and peoples in various fields.