confraternity

noun con·fra·ter·ni·ty \ ˌkän-frə-ˈtər-nə-tē \

Definition of confraternity

1 : a society devoted especially to a religious or charitable cause
2 : fraternal union

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Origin and Etymology of confraternity

Middle English confraternite, from Medieval Latin confraternitat-, confraternitas, from confrater fellow, brother, from Latin com- + frater brother — more at brother


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