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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of the Free and Accepted Masons, an international fraternal and charitable organization with secret rites and signs.
  • n. A member of a guild of skilled itinerant masons during the Middle Ages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of a guild of skilled itinerant masons during the Middle Ages.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of an ancient and secret association or fraternity, said to have been at first composed of masons or builders in stone, but now consisting of persons who are united for social enjoyment and mutual assistance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of an order, fraternity, or brotherhood forming a secret society, or series of affiliated secret societies called lodges, now existing in all the countries of Europe, in many parts of America, and in other parts of the world where Europeans have settled in larger or smaller communities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love

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