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Of, relating to, or resembling a sister; sisterly.

[From Latin soror, sister; see swesor- in Indo-European roots.]


(Anthropology & Ethnology) of or relating to a sister or sisters
[C17: from Latin soror a sister]


(səˈrɔr əl, -ˈroʊr-)

pertaining to or characteristic of a sister; sisterly.
[1645–55; < Latin soror sister + -al1]
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Adj.1.sororal - like or characteristic of or befitting a sister; "sisterly kindness"; "sororal concern"
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They had close sororal relationships with sister wives and other women in their Relief Society groups.
Disorderly Sisters: Sibling Relations and Sororal Resistance in Nineteenth-Century British Literature.
Sororal relates to, or is like, which member of the family?
Much like in many of the recent efforts it shares thematic commonalities with--from the strong but complicated sisterly bonds of Frozen (Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, 2013) and the rallying against cultural oppression of In Bloom (Nana Ekvtimishvili & Simon Gross, 2013), to the malevolence of family ties seen in Miss Violence (Alexandras Avranas, 2013) and the haunting sororal melancholy of The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999)--conflict and complexity linger beyond all else.
Con las mujeres participantes se apoya este proceso a traves de la pedagogia sororal, proporcionando espejos afirmativos para la construccion de su identidad, reconociendo su cuerpo, sanando sus vidas.
Given that the Thai book concentrates on women rather than men, this use of sororal dialogue plays an important role in producing a coherent and convincing text.
Los hijos <<son hijos>> del grupo de mujeres locales, parientes o afines entre si, mas cercanos o lejanos, con o sin vinculos de consanguinidad, en una extension sororal de la identidad local.
Sus flores son pequenas, unisexuales, dispuestas en inflorescencias; las masculinas rodeadas por un perigonio formado por cinco a siete lobulos y treinta y cuarenta estambres y las flores femeninas se reunen en grupos de a tres, forma de agrupamiento que recuerda las practicas de poliginia y poliginia sororal que se dieron en la sociedad mapuche (Donoso, 2007 [2005], pp.
A more plausible source might have been an expression of sororal sympathy by Georgiana Burne-Jones.
Reading Sense and Sensibility through the lens of gift theory suggests a new factor in the sororal opposition that has often characterized critical debate: Marianne bestows gifts upon her suitor, and Elinor does not.
Having blessed Jacob with nearly a dozen sons, including the visionary Joseph (Will Tudor), the women convene under a red tent, where they share sororal ties and rituals with each other, as well as with the strong-willed Dinah.
With a realism born out of respect for Victorian fiction (George Eliot's Middlemarch, for example, provided the basis for the sororal relationships in A Summer Bird-Cage), Drabble's works, taken together, form a morally astute social history of the latter half of the 20th century.