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Definitions for fraternity
frəˈtɜr nɪ tifra·ter·ni·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraternity, fratnoun

    a social club for male undergraduates

  2. brotherhood, fraternity, sodalitynoun

    people engaged in a particular occupation

    "the medical fraternity"


  1. Fraternitynoun

    A social club for male college undergraduates. They often have secret initiation rites, and are named by the use of two or three Greek letters. The corresponding association for women students is called a sorority.


  1. fraternitynoun

    The quality of being brothers; brotherhood

  2. fraternitynoun

    A group of people associated for a common purpose.

  3. fraternitynoun

    A social organization of male students at a college or university; usually identified by Greek letters.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fraternitynoun

    the state or quality of being fraternal or brotherly; brotherhood

  2. Fraternitynoun

    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. Fraternitynoun

    men of the same class, profession, occupation, character, or tastes

  4. Etymology: [F. fraternit, L. fraternitas.]


  1. Fraternity

    Fraternity were an Australian rock band which formed in Sydney in 1970 and relocated to Adelaide in 1971. Former members include successive lead vocalists Bon Scott, John Swan, and his brother Jimmy Barnes. Their biggest local hit was a cover version of "Seasons of Change" which peaked at No. 1 in Adelaide, but nationally it was overrun by the original Blackfeather version. The group won the 1971 Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds with the prize being a free trip to London. Fraternity went through various line-ups and was renamed as Fang, Fraternity, Some Dream and finished as Mickey Finn in 1981.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fraternity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fraternity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of fraternity in a Sentence

  1. Eric Rivera:

    There is no place in our campus community for the type of ongoing behaviors displayed by those involved with this fraternity chapter, we appreciate the willingness of the national office of Delta Sigma Phi to step in and address these issues and take action with us. We hope that through these actions, when the time is right, they will bring a chapter back to SDSU and be productive members of our community.

  2. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.

  3. Herman Melville:

    I feel that the Godhead is broken up like the bread at the Supper, and that we are the pieces. Hence this infinite fraternity of feeling.

  4. Jonathan Pierce:

    Obviously, the alleged incident is absolutely antithetical to our fraternity's ideals and values. We will provide more comment upon the conclusion of the investigations.

  5. Arthur Rimbaud:

    While public funds evaporate in feasts of fraternity, a bell of rosy fire rings in the clouds.”

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