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sisterhood

[ sis-ter-hood ]
/ ˈsɪs tərˌhʊd /
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noun

the state of being a sister.
a group of sisters, especially of nuns or of female members of a church.
an organization of women with a common interest, as for social, charitable, business, or political purposes.
congenial relationship or companionship among women; mutual female esteem, concern, support, etc.
Usually the sisterhood. the community or network of women who participate in or support feminism.

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Origin of sisterhood

First recorded in 1350–1400, sisterhood is from the Middle English word sosterhode.See sister, -hood
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British Dictionary definitions for sisterhood

sisterhood
/ (ˈsɪstəˌhʊd) /

noun

the state of being related as a sister or sisters
a religious body or society of sisters, esp a community, order, or congregation of nuns
the bond between women who support the Women's Movement
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