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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Confraternity  \Con`fra*ter"ni*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Confraternities}. 
  [LL.  confraternitas:  cf  F.  confraternit?.  See  {Fraternity}.] 
  A  society  of  body  of  men  united  for  some  purpose,  or  in  some 
  profession;  a  brotherhood. 
  These  live  in  one  society  and  confraternity.  --Stow.