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sisterhood

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noun sis·ter·hood \-ˌhu̇d\

Simple Definition of sisterhood

  • : the close relationship among women based on shared experiences, concerns, etc.

  • : a community or society of women; especially : a community of nuns

Full Definition of sisterhood

  1. 1a :  the state of being a sisterb :  sisterly relationship

  2. 2 :  a community or society of sisters; especially :  a society of women in a religious order

  3. 3 :  the solidarity of women based on shared conditions, experiences, or concerns

Examples of sisterhood

  1. The bonds of sisterhood have helped unite women to fight for social equality.



14th Century

First Known Use of sisterhood

14th century


SISTERHOOD Defined for Kids

sisterhood

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noun sis·ter·hood \ˈsi-stər-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of sisterhood

  1. 1 :  the state of being a sister

  2. 2 :  women joined in a group




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