sodality

noun
so·​dal·​i·​ty | \ sō-ˈda-lə-tē How to pronounce sodality (audio) \
plural sodalities

Definition of sodality

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

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Examples of sodality in a Sentence

a 19th-century observer of American society noted that Americans had a fondness for forming sodalities a tragic loss of life that was felt throughout the sodality of firefighters
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First Known Use of sodality

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sodality

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

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“Sodality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodality. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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