secret society


: any of various oath-bound societies often devoted to brotherhood, moral discipline, and mutual assistance

Examples of secret society in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Benevolent associations and mutual aid societies, sometimes referred to as secret societies, had a long history in many antebellum Southern cities. Faron Levesque, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 May 2024 The upcoming feature follows an investigative journalist who infiltrates a secret society hunting for answers that led to his wife’s death. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 15 May 2024 Later in the season, Sugar and his confidant Ruby (Kirby) reluctantly attend a reunion event with other members of a secret society, all of whom speak a plethora of languages. Wesley Stenzel,, 4 May 2024 The filmmakers and stars stop by the lodge to discuss their Focus Features film that follows a young man, Aren, as he is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people’s lives easier. Okla Jones, Essence, 19 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for secret society 

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of secret society was in 1821

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“Secret society.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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