What does the word freemasonry mean?

Usage examples for freemasonry

  1. But he has his good points: a great sense of brotherhood, a strong bond of freemasonry among the Jewish nation, undaunted energy, and an unshaken faith in their religion are all admirable points in themselves. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  2. Brethren, much has been said against Freemasonry by those who do not know what it is. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  3. With regard to the connection, supposed or real, between Freemasonry and the Mysteries, it is a remarkable coincidence that there is scarcely a single ceremony in the former that has not its corresponding rite in one or other of the Ancient Mysteries. – The Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites by Dudley Wright