MASONIC GLOSSARY - ENTERED APPRENTICE
|appertaining||belonging to, or connected with, as a rightful part or attribute; relating to|
|archives||a place in which records and historical documents and items are preserved|
|bade||told; ordered; requested; directed|
|cable's length||a maritime unit of length; about 100 fathoms or 600 feet|
|cable tow||a twisted rope, usually of cotton or synthetic material, used symbolically to bind or make fast; originally a particularly strong rope|
|cardinal||of basic importance; main; primary; essential; principal|
|circumscribe||to draw a line around; to limit in range of activity definitely and clearly|
|circumspection||carefulness in considering all circumstances and possible consequences|
|clad||covered or clothed|
|conduce||to lead or tend to a particular and desirable result|
|corporeal||having, consisting or, or relating to, a physical material body; not intangible|
|divested||to deprive or take away from; to undress or remove clothing, ornaments or equipment|
|due||proper; according to accepted standards or procedures|
|engrave||to cut figures or letters into wood or metal|
|equivocation||to avoid committing oneself to what one says; uncertainty; uncertain or questioning disposition or mind|
|etch||to produce as a pattern on a hard service by eating into the material's surface as with acid or a laser beam|
|fellow||a member of a group having common characteristics; an associate; an equal in rank or power or character|
|fortitude||strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger, or bear pain or adversity, with courage|
|guttural||of, or having to do with, or involving the throat|
|hail, hele, hale||to hide or conceal; to cover; to keep out of view|
|house not made
with hands, eternal
in the heavens
|that which lies beyond death; heaven
(II Corinthians 5:1)
|immemorial||extending or existing since beyond the reach of memory, record or tradition|
|impart||to give; to communicate knowledge of something; to make known; tell; relate|
|indite||to write down; to put down in writing|
|intrinsic||belonging to a thing by its very nature; the essential nature or constitution of a thing; inherent; in and of itself|
|invest||to give; to furnish; to clothe|
|inviolate||not broken or disregarded; not told to others; respected|
|light||knowledge or understanding|
|manual||of, or having to do with, or involving the hands|
|mystery||the secret or specialized practices or ritual peculiar to an occupation or a body of people; rites or secrets known only to those initiated|
|passions||great emotion; the emotions as distinguished from reason; powerful or compelling feelings or desires|
|pectoral||in, on, or of the chest|
|pedal||of, or relating to, the foot or feet|
|precepts||a principal or instruction intended especially as a general rule of action|
|prudence||the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason; skill and good judgement in the management of affairs or the use of resources; caution or circumspection as to danger or risk|
|Saints John||Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist, the two ancient patron saints of Freemasonry|
|shod||wearing footgear, with shoes on|
|steady||constant in feeling, principle. purpose or attachment; dependable; firm in intent showing little variatiqn or fluctuation; unwavering; resolute|
|subdue||to bring under control especially by an exertion of the will; to reduce the intensity or degree of; tone down|
|superfluity||excess; unnecessary; immoderate, especially living habits or desires|
|superfluous||exceeding what is needed; excess; extra; not needed; unnecessary|
|temperance||moderation in action, thought or feeling; self-restraint; a habitual moderation in the indulgence of the appetites or passions; moderation in, or abstinence from, the use of intoxicating substances|
|tongue of good report||having a good reputation; those who know you report that you are a good good report man; a credit to yourself and to society|
|usual vocation||your job; the manner in which you make you living|
|vouch||assert; affirm; attest; to verify; to supply supporting testirnony; to support as being true|
|vouchsafe||to grant or furnish; to give by way of reply|
|warden||an official having care or charge of some administrative aspect or an organization or some special supervisory duties; a British term used in the Episcopal Church and at various colleges and in government functions|
|worshipful||notable; distinguished; worthy of respect; a British term used as a title for various persons or groups of rank or distinction|
II CORINTHIANS 4:17 - 5:1
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
...barefoot nor shod...
...but we as Free and Accepted Masons are taught to make use of if for the more noble and glorious purpose...
...due trial, strict examination or legal information...
...duly and truly...
...erected to God and dedicated to the Holy Saints John...
...just and legally constituted Lodge...
...naked nor clad...
...promise and swear...
...properly vouched for...
...rights and benefits...
...solemnly and sincerely...
...wait a time with patience...
...within the body...
...worthy and well qualified...
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