Share this entry

Share this page

confraternity

Saltos de línea: con|fra¦tern|ity
Pronunciación: /kɒnfrəˈtəːnɪti
 
/

Definición de confraternity en inglés:

sustantivo (plural confraternities)

A brotherhood, especially with a religious or charitable purpose.
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, clergy gave no encouragement to lay organisations such as religious confraternities or voluntary societies.
  • A host of new religious orders and lay confraternities were founded to preach, teach, tend the sick, and care for the poor.
  • Unlike their precursors, these new cycles focused almost exclusively on the founders or ideological leaders of the various religious orders or confraternities.

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French confraternite, from medieval Latin confraternitas, from confrater (see confrère).

Words that rhyme with confraternity

eternity, fraternity, maternity, modernity, paternity, taciturnity

Definición de confraternity en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día resilient
Pronunciación: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…