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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A society or body of men or of men and women united for a religious, charitable or other purpose or in a profession.

Usage examples (24)
  • A confraternity is a society of persons associated for some pious object.
  • To call the confraternity "Lefebvrist" and non-catholic reflects one or other of these positions.
  • Guilty or not, they were a confraternity of the shunned.
  • Did you ever hitherto find me in the confraternity of the faulty? for more
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