[ muh-son-ik ]


  1. pertaining to or characteristic of Freemasons or Freemasonry.


/ məˈsɒnɪk /


  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 Forms

  • maˈsonically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • Ma·soni·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Masonic1

First recorded in 1790–1800; mason + -ic

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Example Sentences

Historians and contractors were confident the time capsule should lie under the northeast cornerstone of the plinth, in keeping with Masonic tradition.

Secretive and Masonic-like, the few dozen members had a special membership badge designed.

This is something more likely to be found in a Tibetan temple rather than a Masonic temple.

There is some artistic license taken: During his Masonic ceremony, the villain drinks out of a cup fashioned from a human skull.

Masonic lodges on the other hand, are generally regarded as charitable institutions.

The ritual of this order was published by the Masonic archæologist Ragon, so that there can be no doubt of its existence.

His subsequent history is exclusively concerned with unwearying Masonic labours.

Hence the apron, which is a Masonic emblem, has from time immemorial been the covering of shame.

On this occasion he tells us that he was inspired to pronounce one of his most wicked and dangerous Masonic discourses.


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