noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Medieval Latin sororitas sisterhood, from Latin soror sister Date: 1900 a club of women; specifically a women's student organization formed chiefly for social purposes and having a name consisting of Greek letters

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  • sorority — 1530s, body of women united for some purpose, from M.L. sororitas sisterhood, of or pertaining to sisters, from L. soror sister (see SISTER (Cf. sister)). Sense of women s society in a college or university attested by 1887 (Alpha Delta Pi claims …   Etymology dictionary

  • sorority — ► NOUN (pl. sororities) N. Amer. ▪ a society for female students in a university or college. ORIGIN from Latin soror sister , on the pattern of fraternity …   English terms dictionary

  • sorority — [sə rôr′ə tē] n. pl. sororities [ML sororitas, sisterhood < L soror, SISTER] 1. a group of women or girls joined together by common interests, for fellowship, etc. ☆ 2. a Greek letter college organization for women …   English World dictionary

  • sorority — n. (US) 1) to pledge a sorority ( to agree to join a sorority ) 2) a college sorority (see also fraternity) * * * [sə rɒrɪtɪ] (US) to pledge a sorority ( to agree to join a sorority ) a college sorority (see also fraternity) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sorority — [[t]sɒrɔ͟ːrɪti[/t]] sororities N COUNT In the United States, a sorority is a society of female university or college students. Eleanor had belonged to the same sorority as Betty Jean and they were still great friends …   English dictionary

  • sorority — UK [səˈrɒrətɪ] / US [səˈrɔrətɪ] noun [countable] Word forms sorority : singular sorority plural sororities a social club for women students at a US university or college …   English dictionary

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  • sorority — noun Sorority is used before these nouns: ↑member, ↑party, ↑sister …   Collocations dictionary

  • sorority — /seuh rawr i tee, ror /, n., pl. sororities. a society or club of women or girls, esp. in a college. [1525 35; < ML sororitas, equiv. to L soror (s. of soror) SISTER + itas ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • sorority — noun a) A group of girls or women associated for a common purpose; a sisterhood. b) A social organization of female students at a college or university; usually identified by Greek letters. Syn …   Wiktionary

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