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

    The Miraculous Medal

    Jean Marie Aladel