What does the word freemason mean?

Usage examples for freemason

  1. He had never, so far as came to my knowledge, been a freemason. – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  2. Q. Not content with being a freemason, you have persuaded other persons to be received into the order, and to embrace the heretical superstitions and pagan errors into which you have fallen. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  3. Is the Darwaysh anything but an Oriental Freemason, and are Freemasons less Christians because they pray with Moslems and profess their belief in simple unitarianism? – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton