free·​ma·​son·​ry | \ ˈfrē-ˈmā-sᵊn-rē How to pronounce freemasonry (audio) \

Definition of freemasonry

1 capitalized : the principles, institutions, or practices of Freemasons

called also Masonry

2 : natural fellowship based on some common experience

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La Grange was the site of the Kentucky Masonic College, a center for freemasonry and home to Rob Morris who founded the Order of the Eastern Star. The Courier-Journal, "50+ fun things for week of June 22-28," 21 June 2017

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First Known Use of freemasonry

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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