One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or like a sister or sisters.‘the sisters had kissed each other and exchanged some private sororal sentences’
- ‘How do we tell if our relationship's sororal or sapphistical?’
- ‘Both the brother and sister influence/interaction variables were included because, unlike in men, no clear fraternal or sororal birth order effect has yet been demonstrated in women.’
- ‘It must be an exclusively religious, fraternal or sororal organization that is not operated for private profit.’
- ‘Grassroots and religious institutions, fraternal, sororal and civil-rights organizations have been conspicuously silent.’
- ‘The sororal comments are described as ‘filthy, puerile, and inane.’’
Mid 17th century: from Latin soror ‘sister’ + -al.
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