A fraternity is a group of people who work in the same industry or have similar careers. Your dad's fraternity of firefighters holds lots of charity events and get-togethers.

Most often, a fraternity is a social club or group made up of men, but it can refer to any organization of people with something in common. At a college or university, a fraternity is a club for men that's by invitation only. Members of these frats, as they are called, often live together in one house and socialize primarily with each other. Fraternity comes from the Latin word fraternitatem, meaning "brotherhood."

Definitions of fraternity

n a social club for male undergraduates

Type of:
club, gild, guild, lodge, order, social club, society
a formal association of people with similar interests

n people engaged in a particular occupation

“the medical fraternity
brotherhood, sodality
Type of:
class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum
people having the same social, economic, or educational status

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