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brother-german Line breaks: brother-german

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Definition of brother-german in English:

noun (plural brothers-german)

archaic
A brother sharing both parents, as opposed to a half-brother or stepbrother.
Example sentences
  • The Testament Testamentar & Inventory of Alexander Kinross, brother-german to James Kynros of Kippenros were recorded in Edinburgh Commissary Court on 25th August 1603 and 20th March 1604.
  • It was erected in 1753 by the bequests of James Moorhead, merchant, Dumfries, and of his brother-german William Moorhead, who, for some time before his death carried on business at Carlisle.
  • For he doubted that the earl Montfort would claim the inheritance as next of blood, and yet he was not his proper brother-german, and the duke thought that the daughter of his brother-german ought by reason to be more near to the inheritance after his decease than the earl Montfort his brother.

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