so|ror|i|ty [səˈrɔrıti US səˈro:-] n plural sororities
[Date: 1500-1600; : Medieval Latin; Origin: sororitas, from Latin soror 'sister']
a club for women students at some American colleges and universities

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  • sorority — 1530s, body of women united for some purpose, from M.L. sororitas sisterhood, of or pertaining to sisters, from L. soror sister (see SISTER (Cf. sister)). Sense of women s society in a college or university attested by 1887 (Alpha Delta Pi claims …   Etymology dictionary

  • sorority — ► NOUN (pl. sororities) N. Amer. ▪ a society for female students in a university or college. ORIGIN from Latin soror sister , on the pattern of fraternity …   English terms dictionary

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  • sorority — n. (US) 1) to pledge a sorority ( to agree to join a sorority ) 2) a college sorority (see also fraternity) * * * [sə rɒrɪtɪ] (US) to pledge a sorority ( to agree to join a sorority ) a college sorority (see also fraternity) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sorority — [[t]sɒrɔ͟ːrɪti[/t]] sororities N COUNT In the United States, a sorority is a society of female university or college students. Eleanor had belonged to the same sorority as Betty Jean and they were still great friends …   English dictionary

  • sorority — UK [səˈrɒrətɪ] / US [səˈrɔrətɪ] noun [countable] Word forms sorority : singular sorority plural sororities a social club for women students at a US university or college …   English dictionary

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