archconfraternity

[ahrch-kon-fruh-tur-ni-tee]
noun, plural arch·con·fra·ter·ni·ties. Roman Catholic Church.
  1. 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
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Historical Examples of archconfraternity

  • From this day, the Archconfraternity developed wonderfully, and became an inexhaustible source of graces.

    The Miraculous Medal

    Jean Marie Aladel