n. the spirit of goodwill and rapport which pervades a unit such as a military or social group. Of a light-hearted nature, it boosts morale and sustains dynamics with a company. As a means of buffering, it also provides support and protection for members of the group. See esprit de corps. Also comradeship.
CAMARADERIE: "Friendships become lighter and more enjoyable when the spirit of camaraderie is there."