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fraternity

fra·ter·ni·ty

fraternity

 
pronunciation:
fr tuhr nih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: fraternities
definition 1: a social organization of male college students which usu. has a name composed of Greek letters, and which has a strict selection and initiation procedure. (Cf. sorority.)
definition 2: a men's association organized for social, religious, or philanthropic purposes, which may also be affiliated with a national or international federation; brotherhood.
definition 3: a group of people linked by common pursuits or interests, such as members of the same profession.
the legal fraternity
similar words:
guild
definition 4: the state or character of being brothers; brotherliness.
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