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[muh-son-ik] /məˈsɒn ɪk/
pertaining to or characteristic of Freemasons or Freemasonry.
Origin of Masonic
1790-1800; mason + -ic
Related forms
Masonically, adverb Unabridged
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  • I was importuned by persons of the first rank to pursue my Masonic career through many degrees unknown in this country.

  • Moreover, the words of the Masonic statutes, "be kindly and courteous," recurred to him.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • And again, glancing at the stranger's hands, he looked more closely at the ring, with its skull—a Masonic sign.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • That the Masonic order goes back to the days of King Solomon.

    The American Credo George Jean Nathan
  • The individual expelled ceases to be a Mason, so far as respects the exercise of any Masonic rights or privileges.

  • Here the body was laid to rest with religious and Masonic ceremonies.

    George Washington Calista McCabe Courtenay
  • Where you know, answered the Chief, making a Masonic sign, The Temple.

    The Hero of the People Alexandre Dumas
  • He was buried with full Masonic honors, being a valued member of that order.

British Dictionary definitions for Masonic


(often capital) of, characteristic of, or relating to Freemasons or Freemasonry
of or relating to masons or masonry
Derived Forms
masonically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for Masonic



1797, "pertaining to freemasons;" 1810, "pertaining to stone masons;" see mason + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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