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Freemasonry

noun [U] uk   /ˈfriːˌmeɪ.sən.ri/ us  
(also Masonry) Freemasons considered as a group, or their beliefs and activitiesNamed organizations and societies and their members literary (also freemasonry) friendly understanding between people who are similar or do similar things: The two rivals were nevertheless united by the freemasonry of the acting profession.Friendly
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