- the condition or relation of being a fellow: the fellowship of humankind.
- friendly relationship; companionship: the fellowship of father and son.
- community of interest, feeling, etc.
- communion, as between members of the same church.
- an association of persons having similar tastes, interests, etc.
- a company, guild, or corporation.
- the body of fellows in a college or university.
- the position or emoluments of a fellow of a college or university, or the sum of money he or she receives.
- a foundation for the maintenance of a fellow in a college or university.
- to admit to fellowship, especially religious fellowship.
- to join in fellowship, especially religious fellowship.
Origin of fellowship
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2. comradeship, camaraderie, friendship, society, intimacy.
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- the state of sharing mutual interests, experiences, activities, etc
- a society of people sharing mutual interests, experiences, activities, etc; club
- companionship; friendship
- the state or relationship of being a fellow
- mutual trust and charitableness between Christians
- a Church or religious association
- a financed research post providing study facilities, privileges, etc, often in return for teaching services
- a foundation endowed to support a postgraduate research student
- an honorary title carrying certain privileges awarded to a postgraduate student
- (often capital) the body of fellows in a college, university, etc
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Word Origin and History for fellowshipping
To fellowship with is to hold communion with; to unite with in doctrine and discipline. This barbarism now appears with disgusting frequency in the reports of ecclesiastical conventions, and in the religious newspapers generally. [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]
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