noun, plural fra·ter·ni·ties.
Examples from the Web for fraternity
And an anonymous junior in a fraternity at Emory University feels similarly.
And how do fraternity members feel about their organizations being on the chopping block?
One male student told me about a teammate in a fraternity who struggled with an eating disorder.
From speaking with USC fraternity brothers, it almost seems worse for the boys.
Earlier this year, the fraternity news website Total Frat Move declared Fireball “the most popular shot for college students.”Europeans Recall Fireball Whiskey Over a Sweetener Also Used in Antifreeze|Tim Mak|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Dead" means that he has left the fraternity and is trying to live respectably.Tramping with Tramps|Josiah Flynt
Shorts, Spuddy and Swipes are in disgrace at the fraternity.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
Liberty and fraternity were the two springers of the new arch; its keystone was to be equality.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
A certain learned theological bishop of that fraternity, a warm controversialist, long since dead, was of an amorous disposition.
He belonged to no fraternity, and except on the athletic field he kept out of all our genial life.The Harbor|Ernest Poole
British Dictionary definitions for fraternity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for fraternity
early 14c., "body of men associated by common interest," from Old French fraternité (12c.), from Latin fraternitatem (nominative fraternitas) "brotherhood," from fraternus "brotherly," from frater "brother," from PIE *bhrater (see brother). Meaning "state or condition of being as brothers" is from late 15c. College Greek-letter organization sense is from 1777, first in reference to Phi Beta Kappa.