- fellowship; comradeship.
- an association or society.
- Roman Catholic Church. a lay society for religious and charitable purposes.
Origin of sodality
Examples from the Web for sodality
An' Mis' Sykes, she's just crazy to get a-hold o' you an' your house for the Sodality.Friendship Village
In San Francisco there is a sodality for men and one for women.
Why should not a sodality be established in every considerable parish?
The literary and scientific "academies" were recruited only from the Sodality.Loyola and the Educational System of the Jesuits
Aubrey says: "We now use the word clubbe for a sodality in a taverne."Club Life of London, Vol. I (of 2)
- RC Church a religious or charitable society
- fraternity; fellowship
Word Origin and History for sodality
"companionship, fellowship, association with others," c.1600, from Middle French sodalité or directly from Latin sodalitatem (nominative sodalitas) "companionship, a brotherhood, association, fellowship," from sodalis "companion," perhaps literally "one's own, relative," related to suescere "to accustom," from PIE *swedh-, extended form of root *s(w)e-, pronoun of the third person and reflective (see idiom). Especially of religious guilds in the Catholic Church.