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secret society

noun
1.
an organization, as a fraternal society, the members of which take secret initiation oaths, share secret passwords and rites, and are bound to assist each other.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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British Dictionary definitions for secret societies

secret society

noun
1.
a society or organization that conceals its rites, activities, etc, from those who are not members
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