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so·ror·i·ty

 (sə-rôr′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. so·ror·i·ties
1. A chiefly social organization of women students at a college or university, usually designated by Greek letters.
2. An association or a society of women.

[Medieval Latin sorōritās, from Latin soror, sister; see swesor- in Indo-European roots.]

sorority

(səˈrɒrɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
(Education) chiefly US a social club or society for university women
[C16: from Medieval Latin sorōritās, from Latin soror sister]

so•ror•i•ty

(səˈrɔr ɪ ti, -ˈrɒr-)

n., pl. -ties.
a society of women or girls, esp. in a college.
[1525–35; < Medieval Latin sorōritās < Latin soror sister]

sorority

a fellowship or association of women, as for a benevolent or charitable purpose or at a college.
See also: Society, Women

Sorority, Sorory

 a body or group of women united for some common aim, as to promote education, social welfare, or the arts, 1532.

sorority

An organization of female students at a college or university, primarily for social activities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sorority - a social club for female undergraduatessorority - a social club for female 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"
sister - a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group; "none of her sisters would betray her"

sorority

noun
A group of people united in a relationship and having some interest, activity, or purpose in common:
Translations
sororidad
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sorority

[səˈrɒrɪtɪ] N (US) (Univ) → hermandad f de mujeres
SORORITY/FRATERNITY
Muchas universidades estadounidenses poseen dentro del campus hermandades conocidas como fraternities o frats (de hombres) o sororities (de mujeres). Estas hermandades, a las que sólo se puede ingresar mediante invitación, organizan fiestas, recogen fondos con fines benéficos e intentan hacer que su hermandad sobresalga entre las demás. Suelen tener nombres compuestos de letras del alfabeto griego, como por ejemplo Kappa Kappa Gamma. Existe división de opiniones en cuanto a los beneficios o ventajas de estas hermandades; para los miembros es una buena manera de hacer amigos, pero la mayoría de los estudiantes piensan que son elitistas y discriminatorias. Durante las ceremonias secretas de iniciación, que incluyen varias pruebas físicas y novatadas que se denominan hazing, se ha producido la muerte de varios estudiantes, lo cual ha aumentado la polémica.

sorority

[sɒˈrɔːrəti] (mainly US) nassociation f d'étudiantes

sorority

n (US Univ) → Studentinnenvereinigung f
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