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[ahrch-kon-fruh-tur-ni-tee] /ˌɑrtʃ kɒn frəˈtɜr nɪ ti/
noun, plural archconfraternities. Roman Catholic Church.
a confraternity having the right to associate itself with confraternities that are similar to it, and to impart to them its privileges and indulgences.
Origin of archconfraternity
From the Italian word arciconfraternità, dating back to 1630-40. See arch-1, confraternity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • From this day, the archconfraternity developed wonderfully, and became an inexhaustible source of graces.

    The Miraculous Medal Jean Marie Aladel

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