secret society


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secret society

n.
An organization, such as a lodge, that requires its members to conceal certain activities, such as its rites of initiation, from outsiders.

secret society

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

se′cret soci′ety


n.
an organization, as a fraternal society, whose members share secret rites and promise to assist each other.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.secret society - a society that conceals its activities from nonmemberssecret society - a society that conceals its activities from nonmembers
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
Freemasonry, Masonry - Freemasons collectively
National Volunteers Association, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh - an all-male organization begun in 1925 to foster nationalism in India's Hindus
Translations
GeheimbundGeheimgesellschaft
References in classic literature ?
Looks like a secret society got hold of them," said Bert.
He has turned what was clean, common-sense butchery among his fellow-barbarians into a very modern and scientific secret society of assassins.
The blaze of the spring season had burst upon Seawood, littering its foreshore with famines and bathing-machines, with nomadic preachers and nigger minstrels, before the two friends saw it again, and long before the storm of pursuit after the strange secret society had died away.
The 'prentice made answer that a stranger was in attendance, who claimed admission into that secret society of 'Prentice Knights, and a free participation in their rights, privileges, and immunities.
It gives me the impression of a secret society of some sort; the same with his badge upon the forearm.
This terrible secret society was formed by some ex-Confederate soldiers in the Southern states after the Civil War, and it rapidly formed local branches in different parts of the country, notably in Tennessee, Louisiana, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida.
No doubt we two should find many things to talk about by ourselves in reference to our common calling, added little Fyne portentously in his grave undertones, as if the Mercantile Marine were a secret society.
When he tries to find her, he gets involved with a secret society that is devoted to reincarnation.
Kesha has actually joked in an interview that she was "really the leader of the Illuminati", while Jay-Z's mentor Jaz-O went so far as to claim that his protege has links to the secret society, according to Times Of India.
It's just a feeling that you have, it's just a feeling that we get, it's hard to define but the only way I can describe it to you is that it's a sort of secret society.
foreword by Donald J Trump", Ricardo Bellino has embarked upon writing his first work of fiction, "Dragonfly: The Fantastical Secret Society of John Casablancas"(working titile).
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