Definition of sorority in English:


Syllabification: so·ror·i·ty
Pronunciation: /səˈrôrədē

noun (plural sororities)

North American
A society for female students in a university or college, typically for social purposes.
More example sentences
  • Locally, businesses and Iowa State University fraternities and sororities also contributed.
  • Consider student clubs or professional organizations, fraternities and sororities, community service groups, and special interest organizations.
  • It seems the awful practice of hazing is not just limited to college sororities and fraternities.


mid 16th century: from medieval Latin sororitas, or from Latin soror 'sister' (on the pattern of fraternity).

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