Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling a sister; sisterly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a sister or sisters; sisterly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Relating to a sister; sisterly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a sister.
  • adjective Related through someone's sister, e.g. sororal nephew.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective like or characteristic of or befitting a sister

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin soror, sister; see swesor- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin soror (“sister”) +‎ -al.

Examples

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  • "The question is often asked of me now, 'Are you still a feminist?' as if it were possible for me to be anything else. Everything I learn reinforces my conviction that the only corrective to social inequality, cruelty and callousness, is to be found in values which, if we cannot call them female, can be called sororal. They are the opposites of competitiveness, acquisitiveness and domination, and may be summed up by the word 'co-operation'."

    - 'The Madwoman's Underclothes', Germaine Greer.

    March 26, 2008

  • "Sibylla, though, was so fond of Willigis, fond of him with a passion that sat oddly with kinship, that sororal adoration would gradually blossom into carnal lust. . ." Gilbert Adair translation of Georges Perec's La Disparition

    August 11, 2010