Definitions for "Freemasonry"
Fraternal and occult movement originating in England, 18th century.
Freemasonry is a fraternal organization whose membership is held together by shared moral and metaphysical ideals and—in most of its branches—by a constitutional declaration of belief in a Supreme Being. Freemasonry and Religion (UGLE) Accessed 12 June 2006
International secret society with principles of brotherhood, charity, and mutual aid. A freemason was originally a skilled mason (one who builds with stone, brick, or concrete blocks) who travelled from town to town without restraint by local guilds.
a natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests; "he enjoyed the freemasonry of the Press"
Keywords:  institutions, practices
The institutions or the practices of freemasons.
Keywords:  collectively
Freemasons collectively