sorority

[suh-rawr-i-tee, -ror-]
noun, plural sororities.
a society or club of women or girls, especially in a college.

Origin:
1525–35; < Medieval Latin sorōritās, equivalent to Latin sorōr- (stem of soror) sister + -itās -ity

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sorority (səˈrɒrɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
chiefly (US) a social club or society for university women
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin sorōritās, from Latin soror sister]

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sorority
1532, "body of women united for some purpose," from M.L. sororitas "sisterhood, of or pertaining to sisters," from L. soror "sister" (see sister). OED 2nd ed. lists first reference for sense of "women's society in a college or university" as c.1900, but they existed at least 20 years before this.
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Example sentences
Domestic service by a student for a local college club, fraternity or sorority.
The word described a high-school or college outcast who was persecuted by the jocks, preps, frat boys and sorority sisters.
They also asked fraternity, sorority and student government leaders to begin
  training students in cultural sensitivity.
Instead, let's focus on useful discourse from both sides sans the stereotyping
  more suited to a sorority rush party.
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