Independent Order of Oddfellows


a secret social and benevolent society that originated in England in the 18th century.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows — This article is about the North American organization and its international off shoots. For other world wide Orders, see Odd Fellows. For the Australian financial services company, see IOOF (company). For other uses, see IOOF (disambiguation).… …   Wikipedia

  • Independent Order of Rechabites — The Independent Order of Rechabites was a Friendly Society founded in England in 1835 as part of the temperance movement to promote total abstinence from alcoholic beverages. Always well connected in upper society and involved in financial… …   Wikipedia

  • Oddfellows — This article is about the Oddfellows in the United Kingdom. For other countries, see Odd Fellows. The name Oddfellows refers to a number of friendly societies and fraternal organisations operating in the United Kingdom. It also refers to a number …   Wikipedia

  • Oddfellows — Odd Fellows Les loges d Oddfellows ou Odd Fellows sont des sociétés amicales qui prétendent généralement être parmi les plus anciennes du monde. Elles furent parmi les premières à former des réseaux d organismes locaux appelés « loges » …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ODDFELLOWS —    the name of several friendly societies. The Independent Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity, is the largest and most important of the number, its membership is over 665,000, and its funds amount to £8,000,000. It has been the pioneer in many …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Oddfellows — Odd|fel|lows 〈[ɔdfɛ̣loʊz]〉 auch: Ọdd Fẹl|lows 〈Pl.〉 Independent Order of Oddfellows unabhängiger Orden überzähliger (d. h. arbeitsloser) Gesellen, (seit dem 18. Jh.) engl. freimaurerähnliche Verbindung [engl.] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Oddfellows Playhouse — is a non profit youth theater operating in Middletown, CT. For 30 years, Oddfellows Playhouse has offered theater programs that educate and inspire the youth of central Connecticut. The Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater is located at 128… …   Wikipedia

  • Oddfellows — (spr. lohs; Independent Order of O., »unabhängiger Orden der närrischen Käuze«), weitverbreiteter, der Freimaurerei ähnlicher, sog. geheimer Orden in England und Amerika (seit 1870 auch in Deutschland); ursprünglich (um 1760) zu London zur… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Oddfellows — Die Artikel Oddfellows und Independent Order of Odd Fellows überschneiden sich thematisch. Hilf mit, die Artikel besser voneinander abzugrenzen oder zu vereinigen. Beteilige dich dazu an der Diskussion über diese Überschneidungen. Bitte entferne… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Odd Fellows — is a name broadly referring to any of a large number of friendly societies, fraternal and service organizations and/or Lodges. Societies using the name Odd Fellows or variations Oddfellows A British friendly society with origins in the 18th… …   Wikipedia

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