confraternity definition

  • noun:
    • a connection of people united in a standard purpose or profession.
    • several individuals with a standard interest.
    • A fraternity or brotherhood.
    • A society or human body of men united for many purpose, or in some career; a brotherhood.
    • A brotherhood; a society or human anatomy of men united for some function or perhaps in some career; specifically, into the Roman Catholic Church, a lay brotherhood specialized in some certain religious or altruistic solution: as (in the centre ages), the confraternity of bridge-builders. The phrase happens to be similarly found in the Anglican and Protestant Episcopal churches. Also referred to as sodality.

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