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Pronunciation:  fru'turnitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  people engaged in a particular occupation; "the medical fraternity"
  2. [n]  a social club for male undergraduates

FRATERNITY is a 10 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: brotherhood, frat, sodality
 See Also: brother, chapter, class, club, gild, guild, lodge, order, social class, society, socio-economic class, sodalist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fra*ter"ni*ty\, n.; pl. {Fraternities}. [F.
fraternit['e], L. fraternitas.]
1. The state or quality of being fraternal or brotherly;

2. A body of men associated for their common interest,
   business, or pleasure; a company; a brotherhood; a
   society; in the Roman Catholic Chucrch, an association for
   special religious purposes, for relieving the sick and
   destitute, etc.

3. Men of the same class, profession, occupation, character,
   or tastes.

         With what terms of respect knaves and sots will
         speak of their own fraternity!        --South.

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