York rite

\ ˈyȯrk- How to pronounce York rite (audio) \

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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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 4 Aug. 2020.

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