freemasonry

Part of speech: noun

The institutions and principles of Free massons; hence, community of feeling and interest.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Dudley Wright.