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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.
[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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so•dal•i•ty(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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Sodalitya 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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|Noun||1.||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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