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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.
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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 ?
"You have no secret societies over here, I suppose?" he said.
One of these was the `P.C', for as secret societies were the fashion, it was thought proper to have one, and as all of the girls admired Dickens, they called themselves the Pickwick Club.
As to poor Lestrade's discovery it was simply a blind intended to put the police upon a wrong track, by suggesting Socialism and secret societies. It was not done by a German.
You think because you have spoken nothing when others spoke, and have given no opinion on the times, on the church, on slavery, on marriage, on socialism, on secret societies, on the college, on parties and persons, that your verdict is still expected with curiosity as a reserved wisdom.
He had been very successful in tracking and breaking up certain nefarious secret societies amongst the natives.
Johor deputy police chief Datuk Kamarudin Md Din said yesterday the Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) had arrested six local men, aged between 23 and 35-years-old from several locations in Kluang.
Secret societies such as the Bohemian Grove and Skull and Bones play a major role in American affairs and have for generations; that much is clear and well documented, as we shall show.
'Game of Thrones' fans who enjoy conspiracies might take to 'The Secret World' TV series because of the unseen war waged by three secret societies in the narrative: the Illuminati, the Templars and the Asian-inspired Dragon.
The History and Mystery of the World's Greatest Ciphers from Ancient Egypt to Online Secret Societies.
Luhrssen presents thorough profiles of fifteen American secret societies, from the Freemasons to the Skulls and Bones to the Ku Klux Klan, that have engaged in everything from philanthropy and community building to drug trafficking and terrorism.
Critique: A scattering of black-and-white photographs illustrates this astonishing glimpse into the power structures and occult practices of notorious secret societies, including their connections to metaphysical pioneer Aleister Crowley, hostile extraterrestrial lifeforms, the intelligence community, and more.
One of our readers drew our attention to a Huffington Post listicle published today, enticingly titled "The 7 Most Exclusive Secret Societies in History." The blog post lists some well-known names, such as the Freemasons and Yale's infamous Skull and Bones, with short description of each.