fraternity - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/frəˈtɜː(r)nəti/
singularfraternity
pluralfraternities
  1. 1
    [uncountable] feelings of friendship, trust, and support between people

    the tradition of liberty, equality, and fraternity

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] people who do the same job or share the same interests, or the organization that they belong to

    The minister met with representatives from the hunting fraternity.

    Our group included two members of the legal fraternity.

  3. 3
    [countable] American a type of private club for male students at a university or college in the US. A similar type of club for female students is called a sorority.