a novel (1900) by Theodore Dreiser.
noun 1. the state of being a sister. 2. a group of sisters, especially 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, […]
adjective 1. of, like, or befitting a sister: sisterly affection. adverb 2. in the manner of a sister; as a sister. adjective 1. of, resembling, or suitable to a sister, esp in showing kindness and affection
noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. a member of one of several congregations of sisters founded in 1634 by St. Vincent de Paul. 2. any of several other orders of nuns devoted to teaching, care of the sick, etc.
[luh-ret-oh] /ləˈrɛt oʊ/ noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. a member of a congregation of sisters founded at Loretto, Kentucky, in 1812 and engaged in educational and missionary works.