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frat

 (frăt)
n. Informal
A college fraternity.

frat

(fræt)
n
slang
a. a member of a fraternity
b. (as modifier): the frat kid.

fra•ter•ni•ty

(frəˈtɜr nɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a local or national social organization of male students usu. with secret initiation and rites and a name composed of Greek letters.
2. a group of persons associated by or as if by ties of brotherhood.
3. any group or class of persons having common purposes or interests.
4. an organization of laymen for religious or charitable purposes; sodality.
5. the quality or state of being brotherly; brotherhood.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frat - a social club for male undergraduatesfrat - a social club for male undergraduates
gild, guild, social club, society, club, lodge, order - a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
chapter - a local branch of some fraternity or association; "he joined the Atlanta chapter"
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But he was maimed and murdered-his fate a repeat of previous hazing incidents involving other frats in the past years.
Director Andrew Neel can't quite decide whether to indict or endorse the hard-partying behavior on display, and the resulting film falls far short of surprising those who already know a thing or two about frats.
FRATs take emotions and subjective thinking out of the decision.
Wesleyan's decision was partially spurred by its student government association, which called for the campus' three remaining all-male frats to become co-ed.
Without discipline frats will give more problems and dropouts to most schools.
After all, do frats ever do anything that's NOT gross?
Greek" takes place at fictional Cyprus-Rhodes University as a new batch of freshmen enter, hoping to reinvent themselves as cool kids by entering frats and sororities, none as avidly as Rusty (Jacob Zachar, who suggests a young Brad Douriff), a nebbishy genius whose sister Casey (Spencer Grammer) is one of the coolest kids on campus and in the proudly superficial Zeta Beta Zeta sorority (were Paris Hilton to matriculate at a place of higher learning, she'd end up there), so long as she can place some distance between her nerdy brother and herself.
His bereaved father said he did not want to join the frat but was only forced by friends and over time to do so; his family did not anticipate any trouble because the dean of the UST law school, a member of the same fraternity, was a family friend; a two-decade-old law is in place to regulate the initiation rites that frats conduct.
To date, five frats and two sororities have agreed to Colgate's purchasing terms.
But helmets claim they gained sufficient trust of the frats here (on condition that neither houses nor universities be named) to capture straight-up reality.
The arrested students from the second group were established to be Upsilon members in a dialogue held by UP Chancellor Michael Tan with the leaders of the two frats on Monday, according to Raphael Pangalangan, lord chancellor of Alpha Sigma.