American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a sister; sisterly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a sister or sisters; sisterly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Relating to a sister; sisterly.
- adj. like or characteristic of or befitting a sister
- From Latin soror (“sister”) + -al. (Wiktionary)
- From Latin soror, sister; see swesor- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“However, after Leah’s marriage to Jacob, Leah’s sister Rachel also became a primary wife to Jacob — a marriage arrangement known as sororal polygyny.”
“Although Dorle (Friederike Becht) and Isabel (Luise Heyer) are sororal rather than identical twins, as they have grown up they've developed a coded system of determining how to respond to life's challenges and risks.”
“At the same time, it's about domesticity and family and sororal bonding.”
“Ironically, as the sororal voices drop away owing to irreparable feuds or lost letters or death, the surviving sisters become more serious and open.”
“Life in MIT dorms and fraternal/sororal organization is "normal" for people who live in MIT dorms, and for people in e.g.”
“Has your fraternal organization, sororal organization, poker club, bridge club, drinking club, Morris dancing club, motorcycle gang, hip-hop dance team, amateur dramatic society, Sunday school class or transcendental meditation group considered pooling its money to donate to Children's?”
“Vintage very kindly offered to send me a set of twins of my own and I've spent a week wondering whether I'd get fraternal or sororal, or one of each.”
“In 1938, Roger Hollis joined MI5, the British internal security service, sister agency (not that sororal relations were always affectionate) to MI6, the Secret Intelligence Service: spy-catchers and spies respectively.”
“Lydia suddenly felt a unique urge of sororal feeling for Audrey and spoke in her interest.”
“After a rocky first third of shopworn "where the Hell are we" bickery and clunky sororal jabs that probably looked better on the page than they sound hanging in the air, PLAGUE TOWN hits its stride in a series of discomfiting encounters that ratchet up the tension and give the production a palpable sense of visceral horror lacking in most genre product.”
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