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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} In fraternal orders, societies and service clubs, a side degree or appendent body is a social or enterntainment "club within the club".

It is considered a "side" because it exists outside the degree hierarchy of the standard organisation and members may or may not join at their discretion.<ref>Alan Axelrod International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders New York; Facts on File, inc 1997 p.225</ref> Note that female groups attached to side degrees are not necessarily considered side degrees in themselves.

Many of them evolved around the British and American fraternities in the 19th and 20th centuries.


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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} In fraternal orders, societies and service clubs, a side degree or appendent body is a social or enterntainment "club within the club".

It is considered a "side" because it exists outside the degree hierarchy of the standard organisation and members may or may not join at their discretion.<ref>Alan Axelrod International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders New York; Facts on File, inc 1997 p.225</ref> Note that female groups attached to side degrees are not necessarily considered side degrees in themselves.

Many of them evolved around the British and American fraternities in the 19th and 20th centuries.


List of side degrees and other related bodies of fraternities sections
Intro   Freemasonry    Odd Fellows    Knights of Pythias    Knights of Columbus    Others    Further reading    References    See also   

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Freemasonry
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