Middle English fraternitefrom Old French from Latin frāternitāsfromfrāternusfraternalfraternal
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French fraternité, from Latinfrāternitās, ultimately from frāter (“brother”).
Fraternity Sentence Examples
This latter aspect of the fraternity was to be satisfied by the contribution from each fellow of five dollars by way of initiation fee.
Jacopo Niccolini, one of a religious fraternity dedicated to consoling the last hours of condemned men, remained with him.
Otherwise, they boot me out of the fraternity.
In 1795, as grandmaster of the Masonic fraternity, he laid the cornerstone of the new State House in Boston, and in this year also founded the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, becoming its first president.
In 1892 he founded the clerical fraternity known as the Community of the Resurrection.