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Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

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  1. See under Shriner.
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Shriner

[shrahy-ner]
noun
  1. a member of a fraternal order (Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine) that is an auxiliary of the Masonic order and is dedicated to good fellowship, health programs, charitable works, etc.
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Origin of Shriner

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; shrine + -er1
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Word Origin and History for ancient arabic order of nobles of the mystic shrine

Shriner

n.

1882, a member of the Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (established 1872).

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