so·ro·ral | \sə-ˈrȯr-əl \

Definition of sororal 

: of, relating to, or characteristic of a sister : sisterly

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Ruth peels off her sweatshirt and hands it over, a goofy sororal rescue in time with the synth beats. Rachel Syme, New Republic, "GLOW Serves Up Liberation in Lycra," 30 June 2017 The latest research indicates that the nature of the bonobos’ sororal bonds shifts depending on circumstances, and that the most effective deterrent to male harassment may be a cross-generational pact. Natalie Angier, New York Times, "Sign Up for the Science Times Newsletter," 10 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of sororal

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sororal

Latin soror sister — more at sister

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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