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sis·ter·hood

 (sĭs′tər-ho͝od′)
n.
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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sisterhood

(ˈsɪstəˌhʊd)
n
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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sis•ter•hood

(ˈsɪs tərˌhʊd)

n.
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.
[1350–1400]
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Sisterhood

 an 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sisterhood - the kinship relation between a female offspring and the siblings
family relationship, kinship, relationship - (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
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)
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
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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Translations
sisaristosisaruus
sestrinstvo

sisterhood

[ˈsɪstəhʊd] Nhermandad f
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sisterhood

[ˈsɪstərhʊd] nsororité fsister-in-law [ˈsɪstərɪnlɔː] nbelle-sœur f
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sisterhood

[ˈsɪstəˌhʊd] n (gen) → sorellanza (Rel) → congregazione f di suore
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References in classic literature ?
In the first row, and among those who were most bent over the bed, four were noticeable, who, from their gray cagoule , a sort of cassock, were recognizable as attached to some devout sisterhood. I do not see why history has not transmitted to posterity the names of these four discreet and venerable damsels.
Instead of sustaining our sisterhood, under an overwhelming flow of Trousers which quite prostrated our little community, he had arranged to take coffee in Montagu Square, and to go to a ball afterwards!
The woman, Martha Pierson, was somewhat above thirty, thin and pale, as a Shaker sister almost invariably is, and not entirely free from that corpse-like appearance which the garb of the sisterhood is so well calculated to impart.
Henri began to take a new footing in the school; her mental power, manifested gradually but steadily, ere long extorted recognition even from the envious; and when the young and healthy saw that she could smile brightly, converse gaily, move with vivacity and alertness, they acknowledged in her a sisterhood of youth and health, and tolerated her as of their kind accordingly.
All the other Isanusis, male and female, sat down in a half-moon facing the king, but this woman drew forward, and with her came nine of her sisterhood. They turned east and west, north and south, searching the heavens; they turned east and west, north and south, searching the earth; they turned east and west, north and south, searching the hears of men.
Some studied how to watch the tender buds, when to spread them to the sunlight, and when to shelter them from rain; how to guard the ripening seeds, and when to lay them in the warm earth or send them on the summer wind to far off hills and valleys, where other Fairy hands would tend and cherish them, till a sisterhood of happy flowers sprang up to beautify and gladden the lonely spot where they had fallen.
In some sisterhood of the strictest order, shalt thou have time for prayer and fitting penance, and that repentance not to be repented of.
She was well known to the doctor as a trustworthy and careful person, who had nursed his own wife; and she would be assisted, from time to time, by a lady who was a member of a religious Sisterhood in the district, and whose compassionate interest had been warmly aroused in the case.
The lines and tufts of green moss, here and there, seemed pledges of familiarity and sisterhood with Nature; as if this human dwelling-place, being of such old date, had established its prescriptive title among primeval oaks and whatever other objects, by virtue of their long continuance, have acquired a gracious right to be.
Help one another, is part of the religion of our sisterhood, Fan."
Again a mystic sisterhood would contumaciously assert itself, as she met the sanctified frown of some matron, who, according to the rumour of all tongues, had kept cold snow within her bosom throughout life.
But we may safely leave these brethren and sisterhood to settle their own congenialities.