York rite

noun
\ˈyȯrk- \

Definition of York rite 

1 : a ceremonial observed by one of the Masonic systems

2 : 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

First Known Use of York rite

circa 1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for York rite

York, England

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