York rite


: a ceremonial observed by one of the Masonic systems
: a system or organization that observes the York rite and confers in the U.S. 13 degrees of which the last three are in commanderies of Knights Templar compare scottish rite

Examples of York rite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other branches of Masonry — the York rite, the Scottish rite — had been around for centuries. John Kelly, Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2023

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Word History


York, England

First Known Use

circa 1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of York rite was circa 1878

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“York rite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/York%20rite. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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