Definition of fraternity
1 : a group of people associated or formally organized for a common purpose, interest, or pleasure: such asa : a fraternal orderb : guild 1c : a men's student organization formed chiefly for social purposes having secret rites and a name consisting of Greek lettersd : a student organization for scholastic, professional, or extracurricular activities a debating fraternity
2 : the quality or state of being brothers : brotherliness
3 : persons of the same class, profession, character, or tastes the racetrack fraternity
Examples of fraternity in a Sentence
an atmosphere of fraternity and cooperation
a firm believer in community service and a dedicated member of the local fraternity of Good Samaritans
Recent Examples of fraternity from the Web
Speaking aboard Air Force One on his way to celebrate equality, liberty, and fraternity in France, Donald Trump turned his attention to the interlinked problems currently plaguing his presidency: paternity and Putin.
Bastille Day Celebration Celebrate liberty, equality and fraternity with a three-course prix fixe dinner ($53.67 per person), then move on to the rooftop skybar for cake and a champagne toast.
Near the end of the 80-minute service, two dozen Sigma Chi fraternity brothers laid white roses on a table next to a picture of Armstrong in a touching ceremony.
Fraternity parties at Southeastern Conference universities.
Suddenly, the soon-to-be Ball State senior and the 35-year-old CFO of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity were tied.
Hosted by the Fort Worth Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum, the social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. before the 6:30 p.m. program.
In response to acts of hazing, a fraternity at UNC Charlotte has been suspended for the next four years.
Some of the activities allegedly happened at the fraternity’s off-campus house, university spokeswoman Buffie Stephens said in a release.
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First Known Use of fraternity
FRATERNITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fraternity for English Language Learners
: an organization of male students at a U.S. college
: a group of people who have the same job, interests, etc.
: the feeling of friendship that exists between people in a group
FRATERNITY Defined for Kids
Definition of fraternity for Students
: a club of boys or men (as in a college)
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