What is the female equivalent of fraternal?

The word meaning 'relating to or like a sister' is sororal, from Latin soror  'sister'. It's much less common than fraternal, though, with just fifteen examples in all the billions of words on the Oxford English Corpus.

The female equivalent of a fraternity, in the sense of  'a male student society in a university', is a sorority.

 

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