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  1. pertaining to or characteristic of Freemasons or Freemasonry.
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Origin of Masonic

First recorded in 1790–1800; mason + -ic
Related formsMa·son·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Say, do you ever go to the dances at Englewood Masonic Hall?


    Edna Ferber

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

  • Moreover, the words of the masonic statutes, "be kindly and courteous," recurred to him.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

British Dictionary definitions for masonic


  1. (often capital) of, characteristic of, or relating to Freemasons or Freemasonry
  2. of or relating to masons or masonry
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Derived Formsmasonically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for masonic


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

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