plural confraters
or confratres
: a member of a confraternity
: an associate of a monastery or monastic group who received certain privileges (as a share in prayers) without corresponding responsibilities (as rigorous life or restrictive vows)

Word History


Medieval Latin, from Latin com- + frater brother

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“Confrater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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