sodality

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From the French sodalité or its etymon, the Latin sodālitās, from sodālis (companion).

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sodality (plural sodalities)

  1. A fraternity, a society or association.
    • 1916, James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Macmillan Press Ltd, p. 98:
      On the wall of his bedroom hung an illuminated scroll, the certificate of his prefecture in the college of the sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    • 1963, Thomas Pynchon, V.:
      There’d even evolved somehow a kind of sodality or fan club that sat around, read from her books and discussed her Theory.
  2. Companionship.
    • 1968, Anthony Burgess, Enderby Outside:
      Those would, he thought, be expatriate writers. He was, of course, one of those himself now, but he was indifferent to the duties and pleasures of sodality.

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