sisterhood

noun sis·ter·hood \ ˈsi-stər-ˌhu̇d \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of sisterhood

1 a : the state of being a sister
b : sisterly relationship
2 : a community or society of sisters; especially : a society of women in a religious order
3 : the solidarity of women based on shared conditions, experiences, or concerns

Examples of sisterhood in a Sentence

  1. The bonds of sisterhood have helped unite women to fight for social equality.

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First Known Use of sisterhood

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SISTERHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

sisterhood

Definition of sisterhood for English Language Learners

  • : the close relationship among women based on shared experiences, concerns, etc.

  • : a community or society of women; especially : a community of nuns


SISTERHOOD Defined for Kids

sisterhood

noun sis·ter·hood \ ˈsi-stər-ˌhu̇d \

Definition of sisterhood for Students

1 : the state of being a sister
2 : women joined in a group


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