MASONIC GLOSSARY - ENTERED APPRENTICE

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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archives a place in which records and historical documents and items are preserved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
hoodwink a blindfold
hoodwinked blindfolded
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;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

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.


Frequent Phrases

...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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