Definitions for: Sisterhood


[n] a religious society of sisters (especially an order of nuns)
[n] the kinship relation between a female offspring and the siblings



Webster (1913) Definition: Sis"ter*hood, n. [Sister + hood.]
1. The state or relation of being a sister; the office or
duty of a sister.

She . . . abhorr'd Her proper blood, and left to do
the part Of sisterhood, to do that of a wife.
--Daniel.

2. A society of sisters; a society of women united in one
faith or order; sisters, collectively. ``A sisterhood of
holy nuns.'' --Shak.

The fair young flowers . . . a beauteous sisterhood.
--Bryant.

Synonyms: sistership

See Also: Beguine, family relationship, kinship, relationship, religious order, religious sect, sect, Sister

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