Definition of Secret society

1. Noun. A society that conceals its activities from nonmembers.

Specialized synonyms: Kkk, Klan, Ku Klux Klan
Generic synonyms: Association
Specialized synonyms: Freemasonry, Masonry, National Volunteers Association, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh



Definition of Secret society

1. Noun. A club, fraternal organization, or other association which admits only selected individuals as members, whose meetings and practices are often ritualistic and not public, and which often has the purpose of furthering the social or economic opportunities of its members. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secret Society

secret-sacred
secret Santa
secret Santas
secret admirer
secret admirers
secret agent
secret agents
secret approval
secret ballot
secret code
secret of Polichinelle
secret plan
secret police
secret service
secret society (current term)
secret writing
secreta
secretage
secretagogue
secretagogues
secretaire
secretarial
secretarial school
secretarially
secretariat
secretariate
secretariates
secretariats

Literary usage of Secret society

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1. Political Nativism in New York State by Louis Dow Scisco (1901)
"The nativist sentiment seems to have been second to seize upon secret society methods, and it, too, was shortly embodied in a number of organizations ..."

2. Political Nativism in New York State by Louis Dow Scisco (1901)
"The nativist sentiment seems to have been second to seize upon secret society methods, and it, too, was shortly embodied in a number of organizations, ..."

3. Life in the forests of the Far East by Spenser St. John (1862)
"... of armed Chinese from Sambas—Dutch and English Assistance—Revisit Sarawak— Change—Conduct of the Rajah—Its Effect on the People— secret society at ..."

4. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... Warriors — Severe Punishment — A secret society — The "Picked Corps'1 of Warriors — The Chiefs Body Guard — Expiating a Sin — A Noted Comanche Chief. ..."

5. A Brief for the Trial of Civil Issues Before a Jury by Austin Abbott, William Charles Wermuth (1922)
"Acquaintance; membership in church, secret society, etc.— Intimate acquaintance l with a party or fellow service in employment * does not disqualify, ..."

6. Dictionary of Historical Allusions by Thomas Benfield Harbottle (1904)
"A Chinese secret society, whose principal object is the expulsion from China of Europeans, and especially of missionaries. They have met with considerable ..."

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