- fellowship; comradeship.
- an association or society.
- Roman Catholic Church. a lay society for religious and charitable purposes.
Origin of sodality
Related Words for sodalityleague, union, society, unity, fraternity, brotherhood, order, association
Examples from the Web for sodality
Historical Examples of 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 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.