secret society

noun

Definition of 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 Los Angeles County has paid out at least $55 million in settlements in cases in which sheriff’s deputies have been alleged to belong to a secret society, records show. Alene Tchekmedyian Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2021 Based on an original idea from Henrik Schyffert and Gustaf Skördeman, the series unspools within a secret society at on of Sweden’s top boarding schools. Jamie Lang, Variety, 18 Aug. 2021 Jessica, one of the movie’s most compelling and enigmatic characters, is a member of an all-woman secret society with mystical powers. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 3 Sep. 2021 The New Haven steakhouse-and-seafooder known as Shell & Bones — the name is a witty play on the famed Yale secret society — sits at the end of a pier in the waterfront neighborhood of City Point. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, 3 July 2021 Bunny, Michaelides’s novel—which follows a secret society of female students at Cambridge against the backdrop of a murder on campus—might just be for you. Emma Specter, Vogue, 7 July 2021 Prosecutors credited her with helping them mount evidence showing how Raniere created a secret society of brainwashed women who were branded with his initials. BostonGlobe.com, 30 June 2021 Prosecutors credited her with helping them mount evidence showing how Raniere created a secret society of brainwashed women who were branded with his initials. Tom Hays, Chron, 30 June 2021 The stranger fits Nezuko with a bamboo gag—better safe than sorry—then instructs Tanjiro to seek out a secret society called the Demon Slayer Corps. Matt Alt, The New Yorker, 18 June 2021

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First Known Use of secret society

1821, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2021

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“Secret society.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secret%20society. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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