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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hermandad ėr-man-dad′ a confederation of the entire burgher class of Spain for police and judicial purposes, formed in 1282, and formally legalised in 1485.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp., 'brotherhood,' hermano—L. germanus, kindred.


In literature:

Within a few days now, through their help, I shall be part owner of la Hermandad Stable; and I can marry when I please.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
Every one hundred householders throughout the kingdom maintained one Hermandad.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
Murillo was on terms of intimacy with don Miguel de Manara, and like him a member of the Hermandad.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
T. Dependencias de la Hermandad.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
As I was going to bed in the evening, two members of the inquisition came to my lodging with a figure of St. Hermandad.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
I have never heard his name pronounced at St. Hermandad.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Tribunal de la Santa Hermandad, 53.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
He told me that the Hermandad is intensely revengeful, wicked, and unscrupulous.
"The City in the Clouds" by C. Ranger Gull
The hermandades have played a conspicuous part in the history of Spain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
Alcaldes ordinarios de la Santa hermandad, regidores y notarios (y) depositarios(.
"The Güegüence; A Comedy Ballet in the Nahuatl-Spanish Dialect of Nicaragua" by Daniel G. Brinton

In news:

(Courtesy Photo) Franklin Park Coalition board member Merlin Southwick and granddaughter Abigail try out the new El Parquesito de Hermandad playground in Franklin Park during its grand opening on Nov 27.