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Correct spelling:
pl. of Brother.


clergy people
Clergymen, Missionaries, nuns, Fathers, abbesses, abbots, archbishops, archdeacons, bishops, canons, cardinals, chaplains, clerics, curates, ecclesiastics, evangelists, friars, ministers, monks, novices, pastors, pilgrims, popes, preachers, prelates, priests, prioresses, priors, rectors, reverends, sisters, vicars.
allies, mates, Amigos, Companies, Cronies, Friends, partners, colleagues, acquaintances, buddies, chums, classmates, companions, comrades, confidants, cousins, co-workers, familiars, fellows, pals, playmates, roommates, schoolmates, teammates.
kinfolk, relations, Families, Fraternities, Mothers, Relatives, ancestors, aunts, bloods, brotherhoods, clans, kinships, lineages, motherhoods, nephews, nieces, sisterhoods, uncles.
assembly, churchman, communicant, congregation, flock, fold, layman, parishioner, churchwoman, laywoman.
lay people
Assemblies, Churchmen, Laymen, communicants, congregations, churchwomen, flocks, folds, laywomen, parishioners.
Examples of usage:
  1. Pray, my dear brethren, that he may rest in peace. – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  2. " I will be with thee," answered Sir Balan, " and we will help each other, as brethren ought to do." – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  3. Here we dined, and I did hear my Lord Craven whisper, as he is mightily possessed with a good opinion of me, much to my advantage, which my good Lord did second, and anon my Lord Craven did speak publiquely of me to the Duke, in the hearing of all the rest; and the Duke did say something of the like advantage to me; I believe, not much to the satisfaction of my brethren; but I was mightily joyed at it. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  4. " The differences of the Hodenosaunee and the western tribes are not mine, though His Majesty, King Louis of France, wishes all his red brethren to dwell together in peace. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  5. When I came in contact with my military brethren I realized the superiority of the instruction I had received. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit