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n. pl. so·dal·i·ties
1. A society or an association, especially a devotional or charitable society for the laity in the Roman Catholic Church.
2. Fellowship.

[French sodalité, from Old French, from Latin sodālitās, fellowship, from sodālis, companion; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ties
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a religious or charitable society
2. fraternity; fellowship
[C16: from Latin sodālitās fellowship, from sodālis a comrade]


(soʊˈdæl ɪ ti, sə-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. fellowship; comradeship.
2. an association or society.
3. a Roman Catholic lay society for religious and charitable purposes.
[1590–1600; < Latin sodālitās companionship =sodāl(is) companion + -itās -ity]


a fellowship, brotherhood, or other association of a benevolent nature, especially in the Roman Catholic Church. — sodalist, n., adj.
See also: Catholicism
a fellowship, brotherhood, or other association of a benevolent nature, especially in the Roman Catholic Church. — sodalist, n., adj.
See also: Society


 a fellowship or fraternity.
Examples: military sodality of musketeers, crossbowmen, archers, swordsmen in every town, 1855; the sodality of the Chaplet of Our Lady, 1628; the sodality with the Jesuits to overthrow our country, 1600; the seraphick sodality (seraphim collectively), 1737.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sodality - people engaged in a particular occupation; "the medical fraternity"
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
brother - a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group); "none of his brothers would betray him"
sodalist - a member of a sodality


[səʊˈdælɪtɪ] Nhermandad f, cofradía f
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Furstenberg-Levi examines a sodality of intellectuals that flourished towards the end of the 15th century.
Joseph Basilica and a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality, the St.
Adults and children in 1950 were in about twenty parish sodalities and groups, such as the Legion of Catholic Women and the Children of Mary sodality.
Ann's Parish, Marlborough, where she had been a lifelong member and active in the Holy Rosary Sodality.
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This is an ethnographic study of the military societies of the Kiowa Indians, the largest form of pre-reservation sodality and a continuing vehicle for traditional enculturation.
In 1800, Marie Therese helped Chaminade form the sodality for men at the Madeleine Chapel in Bordeaux, and she was instrumental in founding the women's Sodality of the Immaculate Conception the following year.
A diverse group of people--mostly, but not all, women--link arms in sodality to form a human barricade.
Through meticulous analysis of the records of a black sodality (founded in 1832) that became a mutual-aid association known as the Society for the Protection of the Needy (in 1851), the author offers insights into the way that African Bahians viewed themselves and their world.
Many who belonged to the humanist sodality in Rome either fled or were killed during the Sack.