freemasonry

[ free-mey-suh n-ree ]
/ ˈfriˌmeɪ sən ri /
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noun

secret or tacit brotherhood; fellowship; fundamental bond or rapport: the freemasonry of those who hunger for knowledge.
(initial capital letter) the principles, practices, and institutions of Freemasons.

Origin of freemasonry

First recorded in 1400–50, freemasonry is from the late Middle English word fremasonry. See Freemason, -ry
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freemasonry

/ (ˈfriːˌmeɪsənrɪ) /

noun

natural or tacit sympathy and understanding

British Dictionary definitions for freemasonry (2 of 2)

Freemasonry

/ (ˈfriːˌmeɪsənrɪ) /

noun

the institutions, rites, practices, etc, of Freemasons
Freemasons collectively

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