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brother

Christianity
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).

References in classic literature ?
Bid the chancellor and the sub-chancellor lead in the brothers according to age, together with brother John, the accused, and brother Ambrose, the accuser.
When the professor had gone, Sergey Ivanovitch turned to his brother.
My brother, I understand your longing for our fellow-men, whom here we cannot see.
In particular Don Fernando offered, if he would go back with him, to get his brother the marquis to become godfather at the baptism of Zoraida, and on his own part to provide him with the means of making his appearance in his own country with the credit and comfort he was entitled to.
Both the brothers, it may be here remarked, had a very emphatic and earnest delivery; both had lost nearly the same teeth, which imparted the same peculiarity to their speech; and both spoke as if, besides possessing the utmost serenity of mind that the kindliest and most unsuspecting nature could bestow, they had, in collecting the plums from Fortune's choicest pudding, retained a few for present use, and kept them in their mouths.
I have served as a dragoon in my day, and a comrade of mine that I was once rather partial to was, if I don't deceive myself, a brother of yours.
But I am very angry with your brothers, and I shall not rest till I have taken their lives.
Nay, if these most holy brothers of mine do but give me the word, I'll beat thy head with this stout staff till it is as soft as whipped eggs.
To distinguish the brothers, I will call them the elder and the younger; by the elder, I mean him who exercised the most authority.
I will give you so much that you shall be even richer than your brother.
No, he does not know what he is about," cried Catherine; "he does not know the pain he is giving my brother.
My dear brother, Jehan hath made of your counsels straw and dung to trample under foot.