scotch rite

Scotch rite

Scotch rite\ (Freemasonry) The ceremonial observed by one of the

Masonic systems, called in full the Ancient and Accepted Scotch Rite; also, the system itself, which confers thirty-three degrees, of which the first three are nearly identical with those of the York rite.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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