[ sis-ter-hoo d ]
/ ˈsɪs tərˌhʊd /


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.

Origin of sisterhood

First recorded in 1350–1400, sisterhood is from the Middle English word sosterhode. See sister, -hood Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sisterhood

/ (ˈsɪstəˌhʊd) /


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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