noun fra·ter·ni·ty \frə-ˈtər-nə-tē\

: an organization of male students at a U.S. college

: a group of people who have the same job, interests, etc.

: the feeling of friendship that exists between people in a group

plural fra·ter·ni·ties

Full Definition of FRATERNITY

:  a group of people associated or formally organized for a common purpose, interest, or pleasure: as
a :  a fraternal order
b :  guild 1
c :  a men's student organization formed chiefly for social purposes having secret rites and a name consisting of Greek letters
d :  a student organization for scholastic, professional, or extracurricular activities <a debating fraternity>
:  the quality or state of being brothers :  brotherliness
:  persons of the same class, profession, character, or tastes <the racetrack fraternity>

Examples of FRATERNITY

  1. an atmosphere of fraternity and cooperation
  2. <a firm believer in community service and a dedicated member of the local fraternity of Good Samaritans>

First Known Use of FRATERNITY

14th century

Rhymes with FRATERNITY

FRATERNITIES Defined for Kids


noun fra·ter·ni·ty \frə-ˈtər-nə-tē\
plural fra·ter·ni·ties

Definition of FRATERNITY for Kids

:  a club of boys or men (as in a college)


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