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archconfraternity

[ ahrch-kon-fruh-tur-ni-tee ]
/ ˌɑrtʃ kɒn frəˈtɜr nɪ ti /
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noun, plural arch·con·fra·ter·ni·ties.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.

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Origin of archconfraternity

From the Italian word arciconfraternità, dating back to 1630–40. See arch-1, confraternity
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    The Miraculous Medal|Jean Marie Aladel
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