As man's sense of justice developed with increasing needs and responsibilities, his ideas of legal enactments altered and changed. Masonic law knows but four penalties; reprimand, definite suspension, indefinite suspension and expulsion or Masonic Death. These Masonic penalties for serious infractions of Masonic Law may be ordered after a Masonic trial, and a verdict of guilty; but the punishment is usually made to fit the crime, and mercy is much more a part of Masonic than civil law. The Principles of Masonic Law by Albert Mackey is the most important and complete Masonic Law Book and the basic reference used by all Masonic Law books writers who came after Mackey.
*FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The laws which govern the institution of Freemasonry are of two kinds, unwritten and written, and may in a manner be compared with the lex non scripta The Masonic Law Albert G.