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Meaning of SISTERHOOD

Pronunciation:  'sistur`hûd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a religious society of sisters (especially an order of nuns)
  2. [n]  the kinship relation between a female offspring and the siblings
 

SISTERHOOD is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sistership
 
 See Also: Beguine, family relationship, kinship, relationship, religious order, religious sect, sect, Sister

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sis"ter*hood\, n. [Sister + hood.]
1. The state or relation of being a sister; the office or
   duty of a sister.

         She . . . abhorr'd Her proper blood, and left to do
         the part Of sisterhood, to do that of a wife.
                                               --Daniel.

2. A society of sisters; a society of women united in one
   faith or order; sisters, collectively. ``A sisterhood of
   holy nuns.'' --Shak.

         The fair young flowers . . . a beauteous sisterhood.
                                               --Bryant.

 

 

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