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Sodality

Sodality

WordNet



noun


(1)   People engaged in a particular occupation
"The medical fraternity"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From French sodalité or Latin sodalitas, from sodalis ‘companion’.

Noun



  1. Companionship.
    • 1968: Those would, he thought, be expatriate writers. He was, of course, one of those himself now, but he was indifferent to the duties and pleasures of sodality. — Anthony Burgess, Enderby Outside
  2. A fraternity, a society or association.
    • 1963: There’d even evolved somehow a kind of sodality or fan club that sat around, read from her books and discussed her Theory. — Thomas Pynchon, V.
    • 1916: On the wall of his bedroom hung an illuminated scroll, the certificate of his prefecture in the college of the sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. - James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Macmillan Press Ltd, paperback, p. 98)