freemasonry

[free-mey-suhn-ree]
noun
1.
secret or tacit brotherhood; fellowship; fundamental bond or rapport: the freemasonry of those who hunger for knowledge.
2.
(initial capital letter) the principles, practices, and institutions of Freemasons.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English fremasonry. See Freemason, -ry

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freemasonry (ˈfriːˌmeɪsənrɪ)
 
n
natural or tacit sympathy and understanding

Freemasonry (ˈfriːˌmeɪsənrɪ)
 
n
1.  the institutions, rites, practices, etc, of Freemasons
2.  Freemasons collectively

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Freemasonry
mid-15c., from freemason + -ry.
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Plaintiff then discussed secret societies and freemasonry.
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