Confraternity meaning

kŏn'frə-tûr'nĭ-tē
Fraternal bond; brotherhood.
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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.
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A group of people with a common interest.
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A fraternity or brotherhood.
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An association of persons united in a common purpose or profession.
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Origin of confraternity

  • Middle English confraternite from Old French from Medieval Latin cōnfrāternitās from cōnfrāter colleague confrere
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French confraternité
    From Wiktionary