confraternity[kän′frə tʉr′nə tē]
- fraternal bond; brotherhood
- a group of men (or, sometimes, men and women) associated for some purpose or in a profession; esp., a religious society, usually of laymen, with a devotional or charitable purpose
Origin of confraternityMiddle English confraternite ; from Medieval Latin confraternitas: see com- and amp; fraternity
An association of persons united in a common purpose or profession.
Origin of confraternityMiddle English confraternite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cōnfrāternitās, from cōnfrāter, colleague; see confrere.
- A group of people with a common interest.
- A fraternity or brotherhood.
From Middle French confraternité