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[suh-rawr-i-tee, -ror-] /səˈrɔr ɪ ti, -ˈrɒr-/
noun, plural sororities.
a society or club of women or girls, especially in a college.
Origin of sorority
1525-35; < Medieval Latin sorōritās, equivalent to Latin sorōr- (stem of soror) sister + -itās -ity Unabridged
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noun (pl) -ties
(mainly US) a social club or society for university women
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin sorōritās, from Latin soror sister
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Word Origin and History for sorority

1530s, "a society of women, body of women united for some purpose," from Medieval Latin sororitas "sisterhood, of or pertaining to sisters," from Latin soror "sister" (see sister). Sense of "women's society in a college or university" attested by 1887 (Alpha Delta Pi claims founding in 1851).

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