Meaning of freemasonry

free•ma•son•ry

Pronunciation: (frē'mā"sun-rē), [key]
— n.
  1. secret or tacit brotherhood; fellowship; fundamental bond or rapport: the freemasonry of those who hunger for knowledge.
  2. (cap.) the principles, practices, and institutions of Freemasons.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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