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sisterhood

noun     /ˈsɪs.tə.hʊd/ US  /-tɚ-/
[U] a strong feeling of friendship and support among women who are involved in action to improve women's rightsHuman rights [U] the relationship between sisters: It was sisterhood that made her care for me as she did.Family relations in general [C, + sing/pl verb] a society of women living a religious lifeFollowers of religious groups the sisterhood [+ sing/pl verb] women involved in action to improve women's rightsHuman rightsGroups of people
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