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Meaning of "confraternities" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONFRATERNITIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONFRATERNITIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Confraternities is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONFRATERNITIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Confraternity

A confraternity is normally a Roman Catholic or Orthodox organization of lay people created for the purpose of promoting special works of Christian charity or piety, and approved by the Church hierarchy. An archconfraternity is a "franchise" of confraternities, able to establish different groups using the same names and rules, such as the Confraternities of the Cord, Confraternity of the Rosary and others. Many of these are very widely spread. Especially in the cities of the Middle Ages, confraternities could be important and wealthy institutions for the elite, as in the Scuole Grandi of Venice. The Purgatorial societies and orders of flagellants were other specialized medieval types. The medieval French term puy designated a confraternity dedicated to artistic performance in music, song and poetry; the German meistersingers were similar, though typically imitating trade guilds in form.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONFRATERNITIES

conformism
conformist
conformities
conformity
confound
confoundable
confounded
confoundedly
confounder
confoundingly
confraternal
confraternity
confrerie
confront
confrontal
confrontation
confrontational
confronte
confronter
confrontment

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONFRATERNITIES

abilities
activities
amenities
authorities
capabilities
celebrities
cities
communities
disabilities
entities
facilities
humanities
minorities
opportunities
parties
possibilities
qualities
quantities
responsibilities
universities
utilities

Synonyms and antonyms of confraternities in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «confraternities» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONFRATERNITIES

Find out the translation of confraternities to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of confraternities from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «confraternities» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

confraternities
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cofradías
570 millions of speakers

English

confraternities
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

confraternities
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأخويات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

братств
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

confrarias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

confraternities
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

confréries
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perselisihan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bruderschaften
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

confraternities
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

confraternities
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Confrontity
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

confraternities
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

confraternities
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Confraternities
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Birlikler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

confraternite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bractwa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

братств
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

confraternități
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

αδελφότητες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Broederschappen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

confraternities
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

brorskap
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of confraternities

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFRATERNITIES»

The term «confraternities» is normally little used and occupies the 131.384 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFRATERNITIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about confraternities

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONFRATERNITIES»

Discover the use of confraternities in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to confraternities and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Lay Confraternities and Civic Religion in Renaissance Bologna
An analysis of the social, political and religious role of confraternities in Renaissance Bologna, first published in 1995.
Nicholas Terpstra, 2002
2
Italian Confraternities in the Sixteenth Century
Other works have studied the local activities of specific confraternities, but this is the first to attempt a broad survey of such organisations across the breadth of early modern Italy.
Christopher F. Black, 2003
3
Confraternities and Catholic Reform in Italy, France, and Spain
Today the Knights of Columbus and the Saint Vincent De Paul Societies in thousands of American Catholic parishes continue the work of medieval confraternities in combining fellowship, piety, and charity.
John Patrick Donnelly, Michael W. Maher, 1999
4
Honoring God and the City : Music at the Venetian ...
This is the first detailed history of musical activities at Venetian lay confraternities.
Jonathan Glixon Teaches Musicology University of Kentucky, 2003
5
The Politics of Ritual Kinship: Confraternities and Social ...
In this 1999 collection, fifteen scholars examine the development of confraternities in Italy, where they emerged first and had the greatest impact.
Nicholas Terpstra, 2007
6
Sacred Charity: Confraternities and Social Welfare in Spain, ...
Sacred Charity reconstructs the lay religious culture of Spanish Catholics in the late medieval and early modern period.
Maureen Flynn, 1989
7
Working in the Vineyard of the Lord: Jesuit Confraternities ...
"Working in the Vineyard of the Lord" represents the first assessment of an entire confraternal network affiliated with a single religious order in the Early Modern period.
Lance Gabriel Lazar, 2005
8
Confraternities and the Visual Arts in Renaissance Italy: ...
This 2000 book was the first to consider the role of Italian confraternities in the patronage of art.
Barbara Wisch, Diane Cole Ahl, 2011
9
Voluntary brotherhood: confraternities of laymen in early ...
The author has not only deleted terminology Soviet censors imposed before the book could be published in Kyiv in 1966, but has also broadened the scope of his analysis by utilizing a comparative approach and taking into account the ...
I︠A︡roslav Dmytrovych Isai︠e︡vych, 2006
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Black Blood Brothers: Confraternities And Social Mobility ...
Celebrating the African contribution to Mexican culture, this book shows how religious brotherhoods in New Spain both preserved a distinctive African identity and helped facilitate Afro-Mexican integration into colonial society.
Nicole Von Germeten, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONFRATERNITIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term confraternities is used in the context of the following news items.
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Puncturing the Myth of Carpaccio's Waning Powers
... centuries, whose richly detailed canvases relating the lives of saints once adorned the city's “scuole,” or lay confraternities' meeting places. «New York Times, Jun 15»
2
Corpus Christi procession
The host was carried under an ornate canopy preceded by the members of lay confraternities and children wearing their First Holy Communion ... «Times of Malta, Jun 15»
3
Edo Police arraign 227 cultists
It will be recalled that on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 some notable persons in Edo State were arrested as leaders of cult confraternities in the state ... «Nigerian Observer, Jun 15»
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IGP direct Edo state cult suspects to be arraigned in court
Having completed investigations on suspected cult confraternities leaders and members arrested on 12th May, 2015 at Edo State, the ... «Nigerian Observer, Jun 15»
5
What's the Magna Carta Got To Do With It?
Feudal society was a vast arrangement of mutual services and responsibilities, often blessed by confraternities and guilds. It was an effort to ... «Acton Institute, Jun 15»
6
Celebrating Corpus Christi feast, Pope Francis honors persecuted …
Thousands of Catholics -- members of confraternities, dozens of cardinals and bishops, plus hundreds of sisters and priests -- accompanied the ... «National Catholic Reporter, Jun 15»
7
The Importance of the Magna Carta, 800 Years On
Feudal society was a vast arrangement of mutual services and responsibilities, often blessed by confraternities and guilds. It was an effort to ... «Catholic World Report, Jun 15»
8
Breaching the secretive sects of Shin-Buddhism
Confraternities of covert Shin-Buddhists have been grouped into three categories by Chilson, which is a standard division: those found in the ... «The Japan Times, May 15»
9
Edo: Battling The Menace Of Cultism
... and successfully arrested leaders of cult confraternities for alleged complicity and murder of 10 Nigerians in the last one month in Edo State. «Leadership Newspapers, May 15»
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Edo Cult Killings: 30 Auchi polytechnic students among 41 cultists …
“The suspects who are leaders of cult confraternities are also being interrogated for their conspitorial involvement in the murder of ten Nigerians ... «Pulse Nigeria, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Confraternities [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/confraternities>. Dec 2019 ».
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