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.”
The fair young flowers . . . a beauteous sisterhood. --Bryant.
n 1: the kinship relation between a female offspring and the
siblings [syn: sistership]
2: a religious society of sisters (especially an order of nuns)