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a. a member of a male religious order who undertakes work for the order without actually being in holy orders
b. a lay member of a male religious order

What does it mean when you dream about your brother?

A dream about one’s brother or any other close family member is difficult to interpret because of the extensive shared history. One’s real-life brother sometimes represents the concept of brotherhood (fellowship, alliance).

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The President said Pakistan and Turkey are brotherly countries and the bonds of friendship between the two countries, based upon religious and historical ties, were being strengthened with each passing day.
The Prime Minister said, the people of the two countries are tied together with strong bonds of common faith, mutual respect, trust and brotherhood, adding the Government and people of Pakistan greatly value their brotherly relations with their Saudi brethren and hold Saudi Government and its leadership in a very high esteem.
I seize this happy occasion to renew to Your Excellency my sincere congratulations on your election as President of the Republic of Iraq, wishing you further success in your mission to achieve the aspirations of your brotherly people towards further progress and prosperity and to strengthen its national and territorial unity", the sovereign said in his message.
In the meeting, al-Raei conveyed the greetings of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi to the political leadership, the government and the brotherly people of Leabnon and his warm condolences on the Lebanese victims who have died in the clashes in the Lebanese border.
In conclusion, President Sheikh Khalifa said to President-elect el-Sisi, "We look forward with confidence to working with you for the good of our peoples and the Arab nation, expressing to you my most sincere wishes of good luck and success in leading the march of the Egyptian brotherly people towards greater stability, development, and evolution.
Shaikh Khalifa also stressed the depth of historical and brotherly ties that combine the two countries and peoples, emphasising the UAE's desire to move forward in all ways that strengthen the close ties and promote sincere cooperation between the two countries, pushing this to new and broader horizons for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples at the same time, in the service of the supreme national interests of the Arab nation, and safeguarding its future.
It appealed to the International Community to take all necessary measures in order to stop the humanitarian disaster facing the brotherly Syrians, using all possible means.
His Majesty praised constantly growing, historic, brotherly relations between the two countries and peoples in various fields.
During the call, the Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud congratulated Sheikh Tamim on the occasion of his assuming the reins of power in the brotherly State of Qatar, wishing him, the State of Qatar and its brotherly people, further progress and prosperity.
The King said in his cable, 'We are pleased on the occasion of your assumption of the reins of power in the State of Qatar to express to you, in my name and on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its people, our sincere congratulations, praying to Allah Almighty to help you to achieve the aspirations of progress and prosperity for the State of Qatar and its brotherly people.
The Republic of Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran as two Muslim countries and with rich cultural and historical background have friendly and brotherly relationships," Maliki said in a meeting with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani late in April.
Summary: President Michel discussed the "distinctive brotherly relations" between Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates with Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum.