noun, plural con·fra·ter·ni·ties.
Origin of confraternity
Examples from the Web for confraternity
He admired and praised the well-furbished weapons of the crossbowmen, and the formidable bows of the confraternity of the archers.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)|Charles de Coster
The Confraternity has always attended to the support of the poor in the prison.
But as the confraternity was anything but religious, this saint, or rather this eponymous hero, had to be a Rabelaisian character.Wine, Women, and Song|Various
Far more; in order to be allowed to serve the Commune, it was necessary to belong to such a confraternity.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
A chantry of the Confraternity of St. George, built on the north side of the new church, took the place of a north aisle.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey|Thomas Perkins
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for confraternity
late 15c., from Old French confraternité (14c.), from Medieval Latin confraternitas, from confrater (see confrere).