Other Lodges, Orders and Fraternaties and Sororities

Just as Freemasonry is a Fraternity (Latin, Frater; Brother) consisting of a solely male membership, so is a sorority (Latin, Soror; Sister), a group consisting solely of women.

There are many non-masonic Fraternities and Sororities with no direct link to Freemasonry just as there is such groups which have direct links to Freemasonry.