n. 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 opportunity of its members.
n. a society that conceals its activities from nonmembers
A secret society is a club or an organization whose activities, events, and inner functioning are concealed from non-members. The society may or may not attempt to conceal its existence. The term usually excludes covert groups, such as intelligence agencies or guerrilla insurgencies, that hide their activities and memberships but maintain a public presence. The exact qualifications for labeling a group a secret society are disputed, but definitions generally rely on the degree to which the organization insists on secrecy, and might involve the retention and transmission of secret knowledge, the denial of membership or knowledge of the group, the creation of personal bonds between members of the organization, and the use of secret rites or rituals which solidify members of the group.
Secret Society is the seventh studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. It was released on October 25, 2006, by Sanctuary Records. "We think it's one of the strongest albums that Europe has ever done," vocalist Joey Tempest said, "There is definitely some more melodic stuff on this one. Start from the Dark was very raw and made a statement, which is cool but for us it felt like a debut album in a way, so we wanted to branch out a bit on this one and take it to new levels."
Secret Society is an American hip-hop group from Brooklyn, New York. The group was ultimately formed in 2005 by Necro and Non Phixion, but its members had previously collaborated on numerous occasions prior to Secret Society's formation. Previously, all five members of Secret Society had been notable contributors in the underground rap scene.
A secret society is an organization with activities or inner functions concealed from non-members.
Secret society or Secret Society may also refer to:
- Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, a steampunk big band based out of New York City
- Secret Society (album), a 2006 album by Swedish rock band Europe
- The Secret Society of Super Villains, a fictional group of comic book characters
- The Secret Society, a 2015 book about Cecil Rhodes
- Secret Society (Justice League Unlimited episode), an episode of the animated series Justice League Unlimited
- Secret Society (band), an American hip-hop group from Brooklyn, New York
- Secret Society, a BBC documentary series that led to the Zircon affair
Usage examples of "secret society".
It's not hard to see how the two would come face to face eventually, as the Amateur Society expanded into the Secret Society's established territory.
But you also say that our oath of allegiance is a conditional matter, and to that I reply: 'You are my best friend, as you know, but if you formed a secret society and began working against the government- be it what it may- I know it is my duty to obey the government.
That one of these survivors was allied with the Knights of the Shield gave an additional luster to the secret society.
In 1899, a patriotic secret society called the Order of Harmonious Fists - which the British derisively nicknamed the Boxers - began tearing up railways and killing foreigners and Chinese Christians.