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fraternity

noun (GROUP)    /frəˈtɜː.nə.ti/ US  /-ˈtɝː.nə.t̬i/
[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.Groups of people [C, + sing/pl verb] US (informal frat) a social organization for male students at an American or Canadian college → Compare sororityUniversity and college education
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