∴ is sometimes also written :. or ∴ &c. in cases where only plain ASCII was available.

“These three dots, hereinafter written “∴” are a form of ellipsis from Freemasonry. Technically, they refer to someone or some organisation that has the secrets of a Master Mason. Hence, a 3rd Degree Mason might style himself “Bro∴ John Smith”, whilst the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite might be abbreviated “A∴ and A∴ S∴R∴.” A number of hermetic (see Hermeticism) organisations have, quite presumptuously in some cases, adopted the use of ∴ even though they cannot in any sense really be Masonic.”—https://hermetic.com/jwmt/v1n0/glossary2

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