confraternity


con·fra·ter·ni·ty

noun \ˌkän-frə-ˈtər-nə-tē\

Definition of CONFRATERNITY

1
:  a society devoted especially to a religious or charitable cause
2
:  fraternal union

Origin of CONFRATERNITY

Middle English confraternite, from Medieval Latin confraternitat-, confraternitas, from confrater fellow, brother, from Latin com- + frater brother — more at brother
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with CONFRATERNITY

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: confraternization
Previous Word in the Dictionary: confrater
All Words Near: confraternity

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up confraternity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).