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brethren

breth·ren

brethren

 
pronunciation:
bre thrihn
part of speech: plural noun
definition 1: a plural form of "brother," used to refer to fellow members of a religious or social group, society, or profession, and used esp. when addressing a formal gathering of such members; colleagues.
Brethren, we come together today to mourn the loss of one of our members.
definition 2: male members of a religious order.