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

  • noun A chiefly social organization of women students at a college or university, usually designated by Greek letters.
  • noun An association or a society of women.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sisterhood, corresponding to fraternity: often applied to women's Greek letter societies.

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

  • noun A group of girls or women associated for a common purpose; a sisterhood.
  • noun US A social organization of female students at a college or university; usually identified by Greek letters.

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

  • noun a social club for female undergraduates

Etymologies

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

[Medieval Latin sorōritās, from Latin soror, sister; see swesor- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Renaissance Latin sorōritās, from Latin soror ("sister"), from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

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