Variant of fraternity
- the state or quality of being brothers; fraternal relationship or spirit; brotherliness
- a group of men (or, sometimes, men and women) joined together by common interests, for fellowship, etc.; specif., a Greek-letter college organization
- a group of people with the same beliefs, interests, work, etc.: the medical fraternity
Origin: Middle English fraternite ; from Old French fraternité ; from Classical Latin fraternitas ; from fraternus: see fraternal
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