Clan vs Fraternity - What's the difference?

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Clan is a synonym of fraternity.

As nouns the difference between clan and fraternity

is that clan is while fraternity is the quality of being brothers or brotherly; brotherhood.



(wikipedia clan)


(en noun)
  • (anthropology) A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
  • A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
  • Any association of people behaving clannishly.
  • (video games) A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.
  • A badger colony.
  • Derived terms

    * clannish * matriclan * patriclan


    * Dutch: (l) * German: (l)



  • The quality of being brothers or brotherly; brotherhood.
  • A group of people associated for a common purpose.
  • (US) A social organization of male students at a college or university; usually identified by Greek letters.
  • Synonyms

    * brotherhood


    * disfavor

    See also

    * sorority