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Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

noun
1.
See under Shriner.

Shriner

[shrahy-ner] /ˈʃraɪ nər/
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.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; shrine + -er1
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Shriner

n.

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

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