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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