Meaning of secret men's business in English:

secret men's business

noun

mass nounAustralian
  • Aboriginal ceremony and ritual that is open to men only.

    ‘the giving of the special mark is described as a piece of secret men's business’
    • ‘They have their own "secret men's business" to attend to, just as the women have theirs.’
    • ‘He gave us much advice that night, valuable secret men's business.’
    • ‘There first journey was full of adventure, hostile terrain, tension, and the stuff of secret men's business.’
    • ‘"Radio in those days was like secret men's business," she reflected in an opinion piece.’
    • ‘These Aboriginal land rights claims are founded on that land being used for Aboriginal religious purposes, initiation, or Secret Men's Business.’
    • ‘The area in the claim contains an initiates' track linking two ceremonial grounds that involve secret men's business.’
    • ‘Access roads are closed to the public for the secret men's business.’
    • ‘The giving of the special mark is described as a piece of secret men's business signifying the Aboriginal leaders' enthusiastic acceptance or initiation.’
    • ‘The aim of the evening was to put the facts on the table and take the mystery out of what is too often secret men's business.’
    • ‘In 1933 and 1936 she wrote two scholarly articles for Oceania on secret men's business.’