from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chiefly social organization of women students at a college or university, usually designated by Greek letters.
  • n. An association or a society of women.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A group of girls or women associated for a common purpose; a sisterhood.
  • n. A social organization of female students at a college or university; usually identified by Greek letters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sisterhood, corresponding to fraternity: often applied to women's Greek letter societies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a social club for female undergraduates


Medieval Latin sorōritās, from Latin soror, sister; see swesor- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Renaissance Latin sorōritās, from Latin soror ("sister"), from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr. (Wiktionary)



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