sodality


so·dal·i·ty

noun \sō-ˈda-lə-tē\
plural so·dal·i·ties

Definition of SODALITY

2
:  an organized society or fellowship; specifically :  a devotional or charitable association of Roman Catholic laity

Examples of SODALITY

  1. <a 19th-century observer of American society noted that Americans had a fondness for forming sodalities>
  2. <a tragic loss of life that was felt throughout the sodality of firefighters>

Origin of SODALITY

Latin sodalitat-, sodalitas comradeship, club, from sodalis comrade — more at sib
First Known Use: 1600

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