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Fel"low*ship, n. Etym: [Fellow + -ship.]

1. The state or relation of being or associate.

2. Companionship of persons on equal and friendly terms; frequent and familiar intercourse.
In a great town, friends are scattered, so that there is not that fellowship which is in less neighborhods. Bacon.
Men are made for society and mutual fellowship. Calamy.

3. A state of being together; companionship; partnership; association; hence, confederation; joint interest.
The great contention of the sea and skies Parted our fellowship. Shak.
Fellowship in pain divides not smart. Milton.
Fellowship in woe doth woe assuage. Shak.
The goodliest fellowship of famous knights, Whereof this world holds record. Tennyson.

4. Those associated with one, as in a family, or a society; a company.
The sorrow of Noah with his fellowship. Chaucer.
With that a joyous fellowship issued Of minstrels. Spenser.

5. (Eng. & Amer. Universities) A foundation for the maintenance, on certain conditions, of a scholar called a fellow, who usually resides at the university.

6. (Arith.) The rule for dividing profit and loss among partners; -- called also partnership, company, and distributive proportion.

Fel"low*ship, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fellowshiped (; p. pr. & vb. n.. Fellowshiping.]

Defn: (Eccl.) To acknowledge as of good standing, or in communion according to standards of faith and practice; to admit to Christian fellowship.

fellowship; good fellowship
Good fel"low*ship

Defn: companionableness; the spirit and disposition befitting comrades.
There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowship in thee. Shak.

---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Fellowship - (1.) With God, consisting in the knowledge of his will (Job 22:21; John 17:3); agreement with his designs (Amos 3:2); mutual affection (Romans 8:38, Romans 8:39); enjoyment of his presence (Psalms 4:6); conformity to his image (1 John 2:6; 1 John 1:6); and participation of his felicity (1 John 1:3, 1 John 1:4; Ephesians 3:14).
(2.) Of saints with one another, in duties (Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:18); in ordinances (Hebrews 10:25; Acts 2:46); in grace, love, joy, etc. (Malachi 3:16; 2 Corinthians 8:4); mutual interest, spiritual and temporal (Romans 12:4, Romans 12:13; Hebrews 13:16); in sufferings (Romans 15:1, Romans 15:2; Galatians 6:1, Galatians 6:2; Romans 12:15; and in glory (Revelation 7:9).


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