Is there a noun in English denoting the relation of attending the same school/class? In other words:

Being friends → friendship

Being neighbours → geographical contiguity

Attending the same school → School fellowship?

Attending the same class → Class fellowship?

  • You can be schoolmates or classmates with someone. A fellow can be an entirely different beast when you talk about some schools. – oerkelens Oct 2 '16 at 17:03
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    Maybe you could live with class companionship? – Jim Oct 2 '16 at 18:30
  • Some decent answers here.. english.stackexchange.com/questions/42315/… – Hastig Zusammenstellen Oct 2 '16 at 19:17
  • @HastigZusammenstellen: None of those answer this question. – Lightness Races in Orbit Oct 2 '16 at 19:35
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    Future Alumni - but not a single word, unfortunately. disambiguation here If you say both words together really fast and it catches on in popularity maybe 50 years from now it will evolve into one word and considered official by some English dictionary. – Hastig Zusammenstellen Oct 3 '16 at 1:11


It may seem simple, but I like this option because it can be used both in the context of the same class as well as attending the same school.

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  • I like classmate but it is on the same level as "friend". I'm looking for a noun on the same level as "friendship". So: is there a noun (1 word) denoting the relation of "being classmate"? – user3285148 Oct 2 '16 at 17:21
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    Does "classmateship" exist? – user3285148 Oct 2 '16 at 17:51
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    We don't have a word for the classmate relationship - at least not one that I can come up with. – user199013 Oct 2 '16 at 18:14
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    So then the answer is "no", not the answer given here. – Lightness Races in Orbit Oct 2 '16 at 19:35


A person who is equal to another in abilities, qualifications, age, background, and social status.

This is more general but would fit in your example.

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