Definition of Confraternity

1. n. A society or body of men united for some purpose, or in some profession; a brotherhood.



Definition of Confraternity

1. Noun. A group of people with a common interest. ¹

2. Noun. A fraternity or brotherhood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confraternity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Confraternity

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Literary usage of Confraternity

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"As the number of members of a confraternity increased into the thousands, ... Bonaventura is said to have founded (1267) the confraternity of the Gon- ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"It is not, however, this sodality but another Roman confraternity that has been the ... This second confraternity, due to the zeal of the Dominican Father, ..."

3. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1902)
"The Scuole of S. Niccolo di Foligno and the Annunziata had a large number of pictures and banners painted for their use.f The wealthy confraternity of S. ..."

4. The Universities of Europe in the Middle Ages by Hastings Rashdall, Pedro Beltrán, Solomon Northup, Robin George Collingwood (1895)
"In 1441 ove*r 200 students of Avignon (probably at this time the whole body of Law-students or nearly so) formed themselves into a Guild or confraternity of ..."

5. The Secret History of the Oxford Movement by Walter Walsh (1899)
"THE confraternity OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT. Protestant Martyrs and the Mass—Latimer's testimony—Restoration of the Mass by the Ritualists—Birth of the ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1874)
"The Committee on Vestments reported that the confraternity had supplied vestments and altar-linen to several churches, and that there was a slow but steady ..."

7. The Law of the Church: A Cyclopedia of Canon Law for English-speaking Countries by Ethelred Luke Taunton (1906)
"A confraternity is a pious association instituted by ecclesiastical ... For a confraternity to enjoy its privileges it must be canoni- cally erected and ..."

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