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Phi Beta Kappa:

see fraternityfraternity and sorority,
in American colleges, a student society formed for social purposes, into which members are initiated by invitation and occasionally by a period of trial known as hazing.
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Phi Beta Kappa

honorary scholarship society. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 651]
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