ˈärch +
plural -es
Roman Catholicism
: a confraternity canonically empowered to affiliate with and confer its privileges and indulgences on other confraternities with similar purposes

Word History


arch- entry 1 + confraternity; translation of Italian arciconfraternita

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“Archconfraternity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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