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Hi,

"In the great hall where those men who had not gone to hunt sat idling away the day with chess or dice ,Robert ,earl of Leicester,leaned forward and prodded his foster brother with a stubby forefinger."

What is meant by the text in bold.The given text is from the novel "The sword and the swan" by Roberta Gellis.

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A "foster brother" is a "brother" raised by one's parents as part of the family but not actually related to oneself.
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Thanks Mr WordyEmotion: smile.One more thing to ask, a foster brother can be a cousin? or someone completely stranger??no blood relation?
KeenlearnerOne more thing to ask, a foster brother can be a cousin? or someone completely stranger??no blood relation?
A blood relation would not be called a foster brother.