fraternity

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noun fra·ter·ni·ty \frə-ˈtər-nə-tē\

Definition of fraternity

plural

fraternities

  1. 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. 2 :  the quality or state of being brothers :  brotherliness

  3. 3 :  persons of the same class, profession, character, or tastes the racetrack fraternity

Examples of fraternity in a Sentence

  1. an atmosphere of fraternity and cooperation

  2. a firm believer in community service and a dedicated member of the local fraternity of Good Samaritans

14th Century

First Known Use of fraternity

14th century


FRATERNITY Defined for English Language Learners

fraternity

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noun fra·ter·ni·ty \frə-ˈtər-nə-tē\

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

fraternity

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noun fra·ter·ni·ty \frə-ˈtər-nə-tē\

Definition of fraternity for Students

plural

fraternities

  1. :  a club of boys or men (as in a college)



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