(plural) the lay members of a male religious order
the body of members, especially of a fraternal, religious or military order
, any Brethren denomination (usually preceded by "the" or "The")
, a member of a Brethren congregation or denomination
of or pertaining to any religious group that uses or formerly used the word "Brethren", capitalized, in referring to itself or its members
Origin: From Early Modern English , from brethere, brether (+ -en), alteration, due to breþer, of broþor, broþru. Compare Brüder. More at brother.
pl. of Brother
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
breth′ren, pl. of Brother (q.v.).
How to say brethren in sign language?
The numerical value of brethren in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of brethren in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of brethren in a Sentence
Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
North Korea’s weapons are only aimed at the United States, not our brethren, China or Russia.
Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness-a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
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