Definition of confraternity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒnfrəˈtɜːnɪti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnfrəˈtɜːrnɪti//
(pl. confraternities) (formal)
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a group of people who join together especially for a religious purpose or to help other people Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French confraternite, from medieval Latin confraternitas, from confrater, from con- ‘together with’ + frater ‘brother’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: confraternity