I know that is a medical term! Right?


“Palliate” is a word that probably never comes up in polite conversation.  Maybe amongst medical professionals who discuss relief of symptoms without achieving a cure of the illness. 

But within the context of instruction to a Mason in the middle of his journey, ‘palliate’ has a different meaning.  As he receives instruction about our laws and regulations, he is directed how to address errors.  Once a mistake is recognized, it is not to be disguised or covered up or excused. 

Instead the initiate is reminded to use candor, friendship, and mercy, to bring about a satisfactory resolution. 

The conclusion is one of Brotherly Love.

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