Meaning of “Freemason” in the English Dictionary

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"Freemason" in British English

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Freemasonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfriːˌmeɪ.sən/ us /ˈfriːˌmeɪ.sən/ also Mason

Examples from literature

  • Even our Freemasons, who, for reasons I shall show later, have generally defended the Order, are now willing to admit that there was a very real case against them. 
  • It was, however, indeed a sight to see my uncle when he had a Freemason to dinner. 
  • Now, by their obligations British Freemasons are forbidden to join these irregular societies, not only because their principles are in conflict with those of orthodox Masonry, but because in most cases they admit women. 
  • She had violated the first law of a guild more numerous and influential than that of the Freemasons. 
  • The fundamental error of most writers on this question, whether Masonic or anti-Masonic, is to represent all Freemasons as holding a common belief and animated by a common purpose. 

(Definition of “Freemason” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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