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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fel"low*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.

Etymology: Fellow + -ship

verb Fel"low*ship
To acknowledge as of good standing, or in communion according to standards of faith and practice; to admit to Christian fellowship.
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  1. An association of people who share common beliefs or activities ("the church welcomed new members into its fellowship")
  2. Money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research
  3. The state of being with someone

From Middle English felowschipe, felawshipe, felaȝschip, equivalent to fellow +‎ -ship; or perhaps adapted from Old Norse félagskapr, félagsskapr (“fellowship”). Compare Icelandic félagsskapur (“companionship, company, community”), Danish fællesskab (“fellowship”), Norwegian fellesskap (“fellowship”).

  1. A company of people that share the same interest or aim.
  2. A feeling of friendship, relatedness or connection between people.
  3. A merit-based scholarship.
  4. A temporary position at an academic institution with limited teaching duties and ample time for research; this may also be called a postdoc.
  5. (medicine) A period of supervised, sub-specialty medical training in the United States and Canada that a physician may undertake after completing a specialty training program or residency.
  6. (Christianity) Spiritual communion with a divine being.
    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
    (2 Corinthians 13:14, English Standard Version)

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Past life for Fellowship born Feb 23, 1934

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 1675. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.