Masonic systems
Scotch rite Scotch rite (Freemasonry) The ceremonial observed by one of the

{Masonic systems}, called in full the {Ancient and Accepted Scotch Rite}; also, the system itself, which confers thirty-three degrees, of which the first three are nearly identical with those of the York rite. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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