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sisterhood:

see monasticismmonasticism
, form of religious life, usually conducted in a community under a common rule. Monastic life is bound by ascetical practices expressed typically in the vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience, called the evangelical counsels.
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sisterhood

a religious body or society of sisters, esp a community, order, or congregation of nuns
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Other letters were written for me by my valued fellow-workers, the sisterhood at the Mothers'-Small-Clothes.
"It 's time for lunch, girls, and I brought mine along with me, it 's so much jollier to eat in sisterhood. Let 's club together, and have a revel," said Kate, producing a bag of oranges, and several big, plummy buns.
With their sad sisterhood are intermingled many youthful maidens who have sickened in aristocratic mansions, and for whose aid science has unavailingly searched its volumes, and whom breathless love has watched.
How can I describe that except by saying that instead of growing used to them--and it's a marvel for a governess: I call the sisterhood to witness!--I made constant fresh discoveries.
It had walked for hundreds of years, if not as benefit-club, as votive sisterhood of some sort; and it walked still.
Among other good principles upon which this society was founded, there was one very remarkable; for, as it was a rule of an honourable club of heroes, who assembled at the close of the late war, that all the members should every day fight once at least; so 'twas in this, that every member should, within the twenty-four hours, tell at least one merry fib, which was to be propagated by all the brethren and sisterhood.
But, happy Sissy's happy children loving her; all children loving her; she, grown learned in childish lore; thinking no innocent and pretty fancy ever to be despised; trying hard to know her humbler fellow-creatures, and to beautify their lives of machinery and reality with those imaginative graces and delights, without which the heart of infancy will wither up, the sturdiest physical manhood will be morally stark death, and the plainest national prosperity figures can show, will be the Writing on the Wall, - she holding this course as part of no fantastic vow, or bond, or brotherhood, or sisterhood, or pledge, or covenant, or fancy dress, or fancy fair; but simply as a duty to be done, - did Louisa see these things of herself?
President Duterte's hometown is seeking to further deepen its ties with China as it works out a sisterhood agreement with Chongqing for the development of an industrial park out of this upcoming relationship.
A proposal to forge a sisterhood agreement between the city and the Chongqing Municipality in China was discussed at the City Council.
City Councilor Shandee Llido-Pestano, chairperson of the council's tourism committee, said Wednesday the festival is in celebration of the first anniversary of the city's sisterhood with Jersey City.
[USA], July 26 (ANI): Actor Constance Wu has clarified that her upcoming film "Hustlers" is all about "sisterhood and love" after reports of her paying media outlets to be the highlight of any article on the film, surfaced on the Internet.
Sisterhood has provided more than $321 million in financial assistance to more than 105,000 recipients.