sis·​ter·​hood | \ ˈsi-stər-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce sisterhood (audio) \

Definition of sisterhood

1a : 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

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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25 May 2022

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“Sisterhood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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sis·​ter·​hood | \ ˈsi-stər-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce sisterhood (audio) \

Kids Definition of sisterhood

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

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