fraternal for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (frətɜːʳnəl)
1. graded adjective & adjective [usu ADJ n]
Fraternal actions show strong links of friendship between two people or groups of people. [formal] ⇒ ...the fraternal assistance of our colleagues and comrades. ⇒ He said he hoped the issue could be solved in a fraternal way.
2. adjective [usu ADJ n]
Fraternal twins are twins born from two eggs, so they are not exactly the same. They look different from each other and may be different sexes.