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1. The state or relationship of being a sister or sisters.
2. The quality of being sisterly.
3. A society, especially a religious society, of women.
4. Association or unification of women in a common cause.
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1. the state of being related as a sister or sisters
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a religious body or society of sisters, esp a community, order, or congregation of nuns
3. (Sociology) the bond between women who support the Women's Movement
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1. the state of being a sister.
2. a group of nuns or other females bound by religious ties.
3. an organization of women with a common interest, as for social or charitable purposes.
4. congenial relationship among women.
5. the community or network of women who support feminism.
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Sisterhoodan association of women, or things which are considered to be feminine.
Examples: sisterhood of canting females, 1718; of churches, 1883; of Holy nuns, 1687; of planets (seven) 1827.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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|Noun||1.||sisterhood - the kinship relation between a female offspring and the siblings|
|2.||sisterhood - an association or society of women who are linked together by a common religion or trade or interest|
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
|3.||sisterhood - a religious society of women who live together as sisters (especially an order of nuns)|
Sister - (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address); "the Sisters taught her to love God"
Beguine - (Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries); though not taking religious vows the sisters followed an austere life
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sisterhood[ˈsɪstəhʊd] N → hermandad f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
sisterhood[ˈsɪstərhʊd] n → sororité fsister-in-law [ˈsɪstərɪnlɔː] n → belle-sœur f
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