Sodality So*dal"i*ty, n.; pl. {Sodalities}. [L. sodalitas, fr. sodalis a comrade.] 1. A fellowship or fraternity; a brotherhood. [1913 Webster]

2. (R. C. Ch.) Specifically, a lay association for devotion or for charitable purposes. [1913 Webster]

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