fraternity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “fraternity” in the English Dictionary

"fraternity" in British English

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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 ​racingworld is a ​pretty close-knit fraternity. [C, + sing/pl verb] US (informal frat) a ​socialorganization for ​malestudents at an American or ​Canadiancollege

fraternity noun (FRIENDSHIP)

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

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fraternitynoun [C]

 us   /frəˈtɜr·nɪ·t̬i/ (infml frat,  /fræt/ )
a ​socialorganization for ​malestudents at a ​college or ​university A fraternity is also a ​group of ​people who have the same ​job or ​interest: the ​coaching fraternity
(Definition of fraternity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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