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 for fraternal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fraternal \Fra*ter"nal\, a.[F. fraternel, LL. fraternalis, fr.
     L. fraternus, fr. frater brother. See Brother.]
     Of, pertaining to, or involving, brethren; becoming to
     brothers; brotherly; as, fraternal affection; a fraternal
     embrace. -- Fra*ter"nal*ly, adv.
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           An abhorred, a cursed, a fraternal war.  --Milton.
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           Fraternal love and friendship.           --Addison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fraternal
      adj 1: of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men;
             "a fraternal order"
      2: (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova;
         "fraternal twins are biovular" [syn: fraternal, biovular]
         [ant: identical, monovular]
      3: like or characteristic of or befitting a brother; "brotherly
         feelings"; "close fraternal ties" [syn: brotherly,
         brotherlike, fraternal] [ant: sisterlike, sisterly,
         sororal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "fraternal":
     Christian, Christlike, Christly, affectionate, agreeable, amiable,
     amicable, benign, benignant, brotherly, compassionate, congenial,
     decent, favorable, friendlike, friendly, good, gracious,
     harmonious, human, humane, idealistic, intellectual, kind,
     kindhearted, kindly, kindly-disposed, loving, neighborlike,
     neighborly, nice, peaceable, pleasant, simpatico, sisterly,
     sociable, softhearted, sympathetic, sympathique, sympathizing,
     tender, tenderhearted, unhostile, warm, warmhearted, well-affected,
     well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant
  
  

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