sisterhood

[sis-ter-hood]
noun
1.
the state of being a sister.
2.
a group of sisters, especially of nuns or of female members of a church.
3.
an organization of women with a common interest, as for social, charitable, business, or political purposes.
4.
congenial relationship or companionship among women; mutual female esteem, concern, support, etc.
5.
Usually, the sisterhood. the community or network of women who participate in or support feminism.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English sosterhode. See sister, -hood

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sisterhood (ˈsɪstəˌhʊd)
 
n
1.  the state of being related as a sister or sisters
2.  a religious body or society of sisters, esp a community, order, or congregation of nuns
3.  the bond between women who support the Women's Movement

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sisterhood
"state of being a sister," late 14c., from sister + -hood. Meaning "a society of sisters" (usually a religious order) is from 1590s; sense of "women having some common characteristic or calling" is from c.1600.
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Example sentences
The true purpose of a sisterhood isn't to have gossip buddies, a sewing circle,
  or a lunch gang.
Rhapsody over brotherhood--or sisterhood--was more suspect, than ever.
She decided that the best thing in life was sisterhood.
The females have a sort of sisterhood, where they collaborate so that they all
  get a chance to mate with the dominant one.
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