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[muh-son-ik] /məˈsɒn ɪk/
pertaining to or characteristic of Freemasons or Freemasonry.
Origin of Masonic
First recorded in 1790-1800; mason + -ic
Related forms
Masonically, adverb Unabridged
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  • He was buried with full Masonic honors, being a valued member of that order.

  • Masonic emblems said to have been found in mounds in the United States.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • Say, do you ever go to the dances at Englewood Masonic Hall?

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • Ere he arrived, the Masonic fraternity had performed the last sad rites.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • Moreover, the words of the Masonic statutes, "be kindly and courteous," recurred to him.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The Masonic dinners were dull and dreary when he was not there.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • That the Masonic order goes back to the days of King Solomon.

    The American Credo George Jean Nathan
  • It is represented as: (a) outwardly Masonic, and (b) actually theurgic.

    Devil-Worship in France Arthur Edward Waite
British Dictionary definitions for Masonic


(often capital) of, characteristic of, or relating to Freemasons or Freemasonry
of or relating to masons or masonry
Derived Forms
masonically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Masonic



1797, "pertaining to freemasons;" 1810, "pertaining to stone masons;" see mason + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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