fraternization


fraternization
   copulation with enemy civilians in military occupied territories
   Strictly, friendship with or treating as brothers, but to an occupying soldier the frater was of less interest than his sister(s):
    Relics of the Great Fraternization Period, you know. (Bogarde, 1981, referring to German children fathered by occupying soldiers after the Second World War)
   Non-fraternization, not mingling with the natives, was the official policy of the winning side:
    Here, as Odgers recalls, 'the troops had lectures on non- fraternization'. (Home, 1994)

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  • Fraternization — is turning people into brothers conducting social relations with people who are actually unrelated and/or of a different class (especially those with whom one works) as though they were siblings, family members, personal friends or lovers.In many …   Wikipedia

  • Fraternization — Fra ter*ni*za tion (? or ?), n. The act of fraternizing or uniting as brothers. [1913 Webster] I hope that no French fraternization . . . could so change the hearts of Englishmen. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fraternization — 1792, act of uniting as brothers, from Fr. fraternization (see FRATERNITY (Cf. fraternity)); of relations between occupying soldiers and occupied civilians, from mid 19c; explicitly from 1944 (see FRATERNIZE (Cf. fraternize)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fraternization — index rapprochement, society, sodality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fraternization — (Amer.) frat·er·ni·za·tion || ‚frætÉ™(r)nÉ™ zeɪʃn / naɪ z n. communion, fellowship; associating with others in a brotherly manner (also fraternisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fraternization — fraternize (also fraternise) ► VERB (usu. fraternize with) ▪ be on friendly terms. DERIVATIVES fraternization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • fraternization — noun see fraternize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fraternization — See fraternize. * * * …   Universalium

  • fraternization — noun The act of fraternizing or uniting as brothers …   Wiktionary

  • fraternization — Synonyms and related words: affiliation, alignment, alliance, amalgamation, association, cahoots, coadunation, coalescence, coalition, collaboration, colleagueship, collegialism, collegiality, combination, companionship, company, comradeship,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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