freemasonry

[free-mey-suh n-ree] /ˈfriˌmeɪ sən ri/
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
Example Sentences for freemasonry
Plaintiff then discussed secret societies and freemasonry.
British Dictionary definitions for freemasonry
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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Word Origin and History for freemasonry
Freemasonry
mid-15c., from freemason + -ry.
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