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fel•low•ship



Pronunciation: (fel'ō-ship"), [key]
n., v., -shipped or -shiped, -ship•ping or -ship•ing.


n.
1. the condition or relation of being a fellow: the fellowship of humankind.
2. friendly relationship; companionship: the fellowship of father and son.
3. community of interest, feeling, etc.
4. communion, as between members of the same church.
5. friendliness.
6. an association of persons having similar tastes, interests, etc.
7. a company, guild, or corporation.
8. Educ.
a. the body of fellows in a college or university.
b. the position or emoluments of a fellow of a college or university, or the sum of money he or she receives.
c. a foundation for the maintenance of a fellow in a college or university.

v.t.
to admit to fellowship, esp. religious fellowship.

v.i.
to join in fellowship, esp. religious fellowship.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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