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From Middle English susterhede; equivalent to sister +‎ -hood (with a modification in the suffix).

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sisterhood (countable and uncountable, plural sisterhoods)

  1. The state, or kinship of being sisters.
  2. The quality of being sisterly; sisterly companionship; especially, the sense that women have of being in solidarity with one another.
  3. A religious society of women.
  4. (feminism) The idea of universal experience amongst women, regardless of other traits or factors. (Considered obsolete in third-wave feminism.)

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