any of certain associations of students formed to promote patriotism, Christian conduct, and liberal ideas but now primarily social fraternities.
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How to use Burschenschaft in a sentence
He seems to be assuming a character: unlike the glorious Burschenschaft of Germany, he has no character of his own.Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 3 | Various
For poorer students there is a cheaper form of union, called a Burschenschaft.Home Life in Germany | Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
In politics he was a strong Liberal and Unionist, and did much to inspire the organization of the Burschenschaft.
If he be a middle-class young man, he enrols himself in a Burschenschaft, or a Landsmannschaft, which is a little cheaper.Three Men on the Bummel | Jerome K. Jerome
The Burschenschaft was pronounced a treasonable association; its members were punished by imprisonment or exile.
British Dictionary definitions for Burschenschaft
a students' fraternity, originally one concerned with Christian ideals, patriotism, etc
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