sodality

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noun so·dal·i·ty \sō-ˈda-lə-tē\

Definition of sodality

plural

sodalities

  1. 1 :  brotherhood, community

  2. 2 :  an organized society or fellowship; specifically :  a devotional or charitable association of Roman Catholic laity

Examples of sodality in a Sentence

  1. a 19th-century observer of American society noted that Americans had a fondness for forming sodalities

  2. a tragic loss of life that was felt throughout the sodality of firefighters

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Origin and Etymology of sodality

Latin sodalitat-, sodalitas comradeship, club, from sodalis comrade — more at sib



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