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fraternity

noun uk   /frəˈtɜː.nə.ti/ us    /-ˈtɝː.nə.t̬i/

fraternity noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a group of people who have the same job or interest: the legal fraternity (= lawyers) the criminal fraternity (= criminals) The racing world is a pretty close-knit fraternity. [C, + sing/pl verb] US ( informal frat) a social organization for male students at an American or Canadian college
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fraternity noun (FRIENDSHIP)

[U] a feeling of friendship and support: He described sport as a symbol of peace and a means of promoting fraternity between nations.
(Definition of fraternity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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