sodality

sodality

[soh-dal-i-tee, suh-]
noun, plural sodalities.
1.
fellowship; comradeship.
2.
an association or society.
3.
Roman Catholic Church. a lay society for religious and charitable purposes.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin sodālitās companionship, equivalent to sodāl(is) companion + -itās -ity

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sodality (səʊˈdælɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  RC Church a religious or charitable society
2.  fraternity; fellowship
 
[C16: from Latin sodālitās fellowship, from sodālis a comrade]

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sodality
"companionship, fellowship," 1600, from M.Fr. sodalité, from L. sodalitatem (nom. sodalitas) "companionship, a brotherhood," from sodalis "companion," related to suescere "to accustom" (see mansuetude). Especially of religious guilds in the Catholic Church.
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