Meaning of Freemason

Free•ma•son

Pronunciation: (frē'mā"sun, frē"mā'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of a widely distributed secret orderhaving for its object mutual assistance and the promotion of brotherly love among its members.
  2. (l.c.)
    1. one of a class of skilled stoneworkers of the Middle Ages, possessing secret signs and passwords.
    2. a member of a society composed of such workers, which also included honorary members(accepted masons)not connected with the building trades.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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