sodality

[ soh-dal-i-tee, suh- ]
/ soʊˈdæl ɪ ti, sə- /

noun, plural so·dal·i·ties.

fellowship; comradeship.
an association or society.
Roman Catholic Church. a lay society for religious and charitable purposes.

Origin of sodality

1590–1600; < Latin sodālitās companionship, equivalent to sodāl(is) companion + -itās -ity
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sodality

/ (səʊˈdælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

RC Church a religious or charitable society
fraternity; fellowship

Word Origin for sodality

C16: from Latin sodālitās fellowship, from sodālis a comrade
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