Definition of sorority in English:


nounPlural sororities

North American
  • A society for female students in a university or college.

    • ‘These activities also can inspire synergy rather than competition, which is exactly why fraternities and sororities engage in group bonding rituals, she added.’
    • ‘Other efforts to help students utilize their time and decrease their stress are offered through the university recreation center and individual sororities and fraternities.’
    • ‘These would include junior Leagues, sororities, fraternities, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and countless others.’
    • ‘Locally, businesses and Iowa State University fraternities and sororities also contributed.’
    • ‘Consider student clubs or professional organizations, fraternities and sororities, community service groups, and special interest organizations.’
    • ‘He had married his wife from his sister sorority and was a retired government worker, she a retired professor at Georgetown University.’
    • ‘Anyone who has been a member of a sorority or fraternity will be acquainted with some of the letter names.’
    • ‘It seems the awful practice of hazing is not just limited to college sororities and fraternities.’
    • ‘Drinking rates tend to be highest among incoming freshmen, male students, members of fraternities and sororities, and athletes, according to the Task Force.’
    • ‘By 1904, five fraternities and five sororities had been established on campus; dozens more were just on the horizon.’
    • ‘If you are not the president of your sorority or some other campus organization, you may feel it's difficult to relate your leadership skills.’
    • ‘After only a few legal wounds, schools sought methods to put the responsibility for drinking or drug use on the backs of students and fraternities and sororities.’
    • ‘Black fraternities and sororities are also a part of this heritage.’
    • ‘Angela speaks and conducts workshops for campus events, sororities, high schools and government agencies.’
    • ‘In turn, the university lifted an interim suspension that prohibited the sorority from holding any social functions.’
    • ‘Environment may refer to home, school, church social outlets and formal memberships such as sororities and clubs.’
    • ‘Fraternities and sororities are a pretty big deal here.’
    • ‘The university's history emerges through photographs of buildings, students, sororities, and athletics.’
    • ‘Students who lived on campus and were involved in fraternities, sororities or extracurricular activities were less likely to drop out of college.’
    • ‘If you've ever thought of joining a sorority once in college, do your research first.’
    group, gang, mob, pack, troop, troupe, company, party, bevy, crew, body, working party, posse
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Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin sororitas, or from Latin soror ‘sister’ (on the pattern of fraternity).