Definition of Sisterhood

1. Noun. The kinship relation between a female offspring and the siblings.

Exact synonyms: Sistership
Generic synonyms: Family Relationship, Kinship, Relationship
Derivative terms: Sister



2. Noun. An association or society of women who are linked together by a common religion or trade or interest.
Exact synonyms: Sistership
Generic synonyms: Association

3. Noun. A religious society of women who live together as sisters (especially an order of nuns).
Generic synonyms: Religious Order, Religious Sect, Sect
Member holonyms: Sister, Beguine
Derivative terms: Sister

Definition of Sisterhood

1. n. The state or relation of being a sister; the office or duty of a sister.

Definition of Sisterhood

1. Noun. the state, or kinship of being sisters ¹

2. Noun. the quality of being sisterly; sisterly companionship ¹

3. Noun. a religious society of women ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sisterhood

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Medical Definition of Sisterhood

1. 1. The state or relation of being a sister; the office or duty of a sister. "She . . . Abhorr'd Her proper blood, and left to do the part Of sisterhood, to do that of a wife." (Daniel) 2. A society of sisters; a society of women united in one faith or order; sisters, collectively. "A sisterhood of holy nuns." "The fair young flowers . . . A beauteous sisterhood." (Bryant) Origin: Sister + hood. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sisterhood

sister chromatid
sister chromatid cohesion
sister chromatid exchange
sister cities
sister city
sister companies
sister company
sister planet
sister ship
sister ships
sistered
sisterfucker
sisterfuckers
sistergirl
sistergirls
sisterhood (current term)
sisterhoods
sistering
sisterless
sisterlike
sisterliness
sisterly
sisterly love
sisters
sisters-in-law
sisters before misters
sistership
sisting
sistra
sistren

Literary usage of Sisterhood

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Jewish Year Book by American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America (1916)
"Maryland: Baltimore, Hebrew Congregation sisterhood, Ladies Auxiliary of Har Sinai Temple, Eutaw Place Temple sisterhood; Cumberland, The Hebrew Ladies Aid ..."

2. American Jewish Year Book by American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America (1915)
"sisterhood of B'nai Yeshurun ; Sioux City, Jewish Ladies Aid Society. ... Bnal Israel sisterhood of Baton Rouge ; Monroe, Jewish Indies Temple Aid Society ..."

3. American Jewish Year Book by American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America (1914)
"Connecticut: Hartford, Ladies Auxiliary Beth Israel; New Haven, Mishkan Israel Temple sisterhood.—District of Columbia : Washington, Ladies Auxiliary ..."

4. American Jewish Year Book by American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America (1915)
"Los Angeles, sisterhood of Temple B'nal ... Colorado: Denver, Emanuel sisterhood ... Ala Ho«l*tr, -,Vcw A*r**t ', Atlantic City, Beth Israel sisterhood. ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1909)
"The second organization was the sisterhood of the Good Shepherd in ... The sisterhood of St. Mary in New York was founded in 1865, five sisters being ..."

6. The Picayune's Guide to New Orleans (1903)
"After seven years they returned to New Orleans and he founded the sisterhood of the Holy Family. It was a struggling little community; it had tiie sympathy ..."

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