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Example 1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_White_Brotherhood

Example 2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brotherhood_of_Eternal_Love


http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/brotherhood?s=t

Any other ideas?

association

fraternity

guild

kinship

affiliation

alliance

clan

clique

community

comradeship

confederacy

coterie

fellowship

league

society

union

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  • This has been asked before. 'Kinship' isn't used for say 'fraternity / league' in any of the dictionaries I've checked in. Oct 8, 2017 at 16:05
  • Gender is a matter of families and birth and the propagation of humanity by procreation. I agree with the comments on the previous duplicate that organisations wishing to be 'gender neutral' would not want to use any familial descriptions at all.
    – Nigel J
    Oct 8, 2017 at 17:12

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Siblinghood

The state of being a sibling

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/siblinghood

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  • OP clearly goes on to restrict the sense required to the organisational usage. (Which makes this a duplicate.) Oct 8, 2017 at 16:01
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    I don't. The public does. Arguing 'X ought to be allowed by analogy with Y' soon brings you into trouble. Why don't we consider as standard 'John has sadly kicked the pail', 'a boat of the desert', 'Sibling Francis', 'personhunt', 'The Glasgow Kinship of ... (or similar)', .... References on ELU should show that usages are standardly used, not that there is an argument that they ought to be in someone's opinion. Oct 8, 2017 at 16:21
  • On looking at the other duplicate, I agree with the OP of the previous question that true 'gender neutrality' does not attempt to derive anything familial in order to express it within an organisational context. Which would make the above question wrong in the first place.
    – Nigel J
    Oct 8, 2017 at 16:23
  • I've already close-voted. I often wonder why others argue that questions are wrong but don't close-vote. Oct 8, 2017 at 16:33
  • I did not realise I had that option. I shall research that. Thank you.
    – Nigel J
    Oct 8, 2017 at 16:34

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