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

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