Definition of sorority in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈrôrədē/

noun (plural sororities)

North American
A society for female students in a university or college, typically for social purposes.
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).

Words that rhyme with sorority

authority, inferiority, juniority, majority, minority, priority, seniority, sonority, superiority

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Syllabification: so·ror·i·ty

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