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free·ma·son·ry

 (frē′mā′sən-rē)
n.
1. Freemasonry The institutions, precepts, and rites of the Freemasons.
2. Spontaneous fellowship and sympathy among a number of people.
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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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free•ma•son•ry

(ˈfriˌmeɪ sən ri)

n.
1. secret or tacit brotherhood.
2. (cap.) the principles, practices, etc., of Freemasons.
[1400–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freemasonry - a natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests; "he enjoyed the freemasonry of the Press"
companionship, fellowship, society, company - the state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"
2.freemasonry - Freemasons collectivelyFreemasonry - Freemasons collectively    
secret society - a society that conceals its activities from nonmembers
Freemason, Mason - a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love
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Translations

freemasonry

[ˈfriːˌmeɪsnrɪ] Nmasonería f, francmasonería f (fig) → compañerismo m, camaradería f
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freemasonry

[ˈfriːmeɪsənri] nfranc-maçonnerie ffree of charge adv [work, provide] → gratuitement; [get] → gratuitement
to be available free of charge → être gratuit(e)free pass npasse mfree period nheure f de permanencefree port nport m franc
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freemasonry

[ˈfriːˌmeɪsnrɪ] nmassoneria
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References in classic literature ?
In an extensive herd, so remarkable, occasionally, are these mystic gestures, that I have heard hunters who have declared them akin to Free-Mason signs and symbols; that the whale, indeed, by these methods intelligently conversed with the world.
Songs, Duettos, Glees, Catches, Etc: With an Explanation of the Procession in the Pantomime of Harlequin Free-Mason, as Performed at the Theatre-Royal, in Covent-Garden.
It was Dr Ernest Guillem's idea to approach Connery and ask him for an item that could be auctioned at the 300- strong Free-mason's of Andalusia annual bash, held at the El Paraiso golf club restaurant.
But I wasn't a reader of Free-Mason signs or symbols of modern