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Meaning of Burschenschaft*

Bur•schen•schaft

Pronunciation: (boor'shun-shäft"), [key]
— pl. -schaf•ten
  1. any of certain associations of students formed to promote patriotism, Christian conduct, and liberal ideas but now primarily social fraternities.
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