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Definition of Freemasonry

Freemasonry is a peculiar system of morality,
veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.

The system of morality, referred to as Freemasonry, is that which every Freemason is bound to profess and practice. A Freemason strives to be moral, ethical, show justice, act honourably and be loyal.  Freemasons teach and practise concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help those in need. All this is done, irrespective of race, cultural or ethnic background, religious beliefs, or any differences in social standing or education.
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The idea of using allegories and symbols is ancient, eg, the dove has been internationally used to represent peace. All great teachers have followed similar methods in expressing their concepts and made use of symbols to signify certain attributes and values. Similarly, Freemasons use the stone masons tools for illustration and symbolism.