Pronunciation: (sis'tur-hood"), [key]
1. the state of being a sister.
2. a group of sisters, esp. of nuns or of female members of a church.
3. an organization of women with a common interest, as for social, charitable, business, or political purposes.
4. congenial relationship or companionship among women; mutual female esteem, concern, support, etc.
5. Usually, the sisterhood. the community or network of women who participate in or support feminism.
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