from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Roman Catholic Church, a chief confraternity having affiliated societies and endowed with special privileges: rarely called arch-sodality. See confraternity.
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The medal of the arch-confraternity bears on one side a representation of the Agony of
He was amongst the first to visit the picture in its new home, and his name is the first in the register of the arch-confraternity.
Perpetual Succour and St. Alphonsus, which had been erected in Rome, to the rank of an arch-confraternity and enriched it with many privileges and indulgences.
A solemn mass was being offered, and a requiem chanted, for the repose of the soul of a member of the arch-confraternity of the Immaculate Heart of MARY.