fraternity

[ fruh-tur-ni-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF fraternity
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRATERNITY

We sense the call of the human heart for fellowship, fraternity, and cooperation.

For the cause of just fraternity, and the equal rights of man.

In the cause of just fraternity, and the equal rights of man!

And sneer'd at just fraternity, and the equal rights of man.

For the cause of just fraternity, and the equal rights of man!

I shall be happy, on every occasion, to evince my regard for the Fraternity.

It is not pleasant to be called a fool, even by a recognized member of the fraternity.

That baby stare is the high sign of our fraternity--of blackbirds.

Citizens, this speaks well for your fraternity and equality.'

This is the fraternity which our Irish friends never wearied to speak of!'

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "body of men associated by common interest," from Old French fraternité (12c.), from Latin fraternitatem (nominative fraternitas) "brotherhood," from fraternus "brotherly," from frater "brother," from PIE *bhrater (see brother). Meaning "state or condition of being as brothers" is from late 15c. College Greek-letter organization sense is from 1777, first in reference to Phi Beta Kappa.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FRATERNITY

academy

nounsociety or institution interested in learning
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