The level teaches us to be straightforward and truthful in our dealings. In architecture, when something is on the level it means the stone has been properly laid. Masons are taught to always be on the level in all dealings with all men, masons or otherwise. The term On the level is one of the many with masonic origins that has been integrated in mainstream english. To some being on the level would mean that the subject is a freemason. To others, it simply implies the subject is a true, honest person.
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