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
Origin and Etymology of york rite
First Known Use: circa 1878See Words from the same year
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