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Definition of "fraternity" []

  • A body of people associated for a common purpose or interest, such as a guild. (noun)
  • A group of people joined by similar backgrounds, occupations, interests, or tastes: the fraternity of bird watchers. (noun)
  • A chiefly social organization of men students at a college or university, usually designated by Greek letters. (noun)
  • Roman Catholic Church A sodality. (noun)
  • The quality or condition of being brothers; brotherliness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fraternity" in a sentence
  • "Also, on the larger level the larger our fraternity is the more power we will have against the anti-hunters."
  • "In the “treasure trove of words” supplied by the French Revolution, writes the historian Mona Ozouf, “the relative absence of the word fraternity” is “striking.”"
  • "To call for liberty, equality or fraternity is a rallying call to arms."