fel·low·ship / ˈfelōˌship/ • n. 1. friendly association, esp. with people who share one's interests: they valued fun and good fellowship as the cement of the community. ∎ a group of people meeting to pursue a shared interest or aim.2. an endowment established or a sum of money awarded to support a scholar or student engaged in advanced research in a particular field: a four-year postdoctoral fellowship. ∎ the status of a fellow of a college or society: she held the Faulkner fellowship.
a company of equals or friends; a union or association; habitual companions; the crew of a vessel, 1466; members of a corporation or guild; the body of fellows of a college.
Examples: fellowship of the apostles; of friends; of holy men, 1541; of prophets, 1549; of vessels [boats], 1827; of yeomen, 1486.