Definition of confraternity
1 : a society devoted especially to a religious or charitable cause
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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