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confraternity

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noun con·fra·ter·ni·ty \ˌkän-frə-ˈtər-nə-tē\

Definition of confraternity

  1. 1 :  a society devoted especially to a religious or charitable cause

  2. 2 :  fraternal union



Origin and Etymology 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

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