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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.]
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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]
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(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]
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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
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 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.
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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
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[səʊˈdælɪtɪ] Nhermandad f, cofradía f
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sections on spaces of piety and charity, spaces of ritual and theater, and spaces of identity and rivalry they consider such topics as from isolation to inclusion: confraternities in colonial Mexico City, devotion and the promotion of public morality: confraternities and sodalities in early modern Ireland, staging the Passion in the ritual city: stational crosses and confraternal spectacle in late Renaissance Milan, the performance of devotion: ritual and patronage at the Oratorio del ss.
Crowe then has thirty supplementary pages of useful supplementary information, such as on parish groups and sodalities, religious orders in the parish, lists of priests and school principals.
Joseph Basilica, the Sacred Heart and Holy Rosary sodalities, enjoyed cooking and baking and loved to dance and singing, especially to Polish music.Sophie's family would like to "Thank" the staff at Lanessa Extended Care for their kindness and caring for Sophie.The Funeral for Sophie will be Friday, April 11, 2014 with a Mass at 11:15 AM at St.
WHILE VERY DIFFERENT IN STYLE and form from the sodalities and confraternities of the Middle Ages, modern faith-sharing groups have very similar results--increasing devotion and inspiring commitment to community.
It was characterized by youth cohort sodalities, and especially by the youth confraternity.
But government can't be credible if public life is "morally void," if citizens hunker down defensively in religious sodalities, unions, neighborhood, racial and other groups that no longer point them outward to a larger civic life.
Chapter 2, based on the author's reading of abundant secondary literature, discusses the African roots of the cabildos de naciones and emphasizes their uniqueness by distinguishing them from the prevailing Catholic lay sodalities named cofradias.
She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church and its many Sodalities.
Although booksellers and publishers did not belong to a guild, their professional identity was often linked to participation in particular religious sodalities. Printmakers may have also participated in these sodalities, but they were primarily distinguished by their skill in the art of disegno, in the sense both of "rendering" and "design."
Sodalities and societies and confraternities honor and invoke her help in special rituals--one, in Spain, especially includes homosexuals, gypsies, and sailors.
Black lay sodalities functioned as a very special type of voluntary association for enslaved women and men of African descent in Brazil during the slavery regime.(1) Every African-born slave was obliged to be baptized as a Roman Catholic before or upon arrival in Brazil.(2) Conversion to Christianity immediately gave enslaved Africans equal spiritual rights with the prosperous white laity in the eyes of God; it allowed them to marry in church, to attend mass, and to receive confirmation in the faith by visiting bishops.
/ Bards will sing for prizes, / And they'll not sing in vain."(2) The new era lived up to Pasquino's expectations, for the Roman humanists were rewarded and entertained not only in the papal court but also, less formally, in the vigne of numerous Maecenases and fellow poets, where they came together in literary groups, or sodalities, to dine, exchange their poetry, and celebrate the shared ideals of the humanist community.(3)