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Masonic

[muh-son-ik] /məˈsɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characteristic of Freemasons or Freemasonry.
Origin of Masonic
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; mason + -ic
Related forms
Masonically, adverb
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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

masonic

/məˈsɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
(often capital) of, characteristic of, or relating to Freemasons or Freemasonry
2.
of or relating to masons or masonry
Derived Forms
masonically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for Masonic

masonic

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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