Mystery or mistery
MYSTERY or MISTERY. This word is said to be derived from the French mestier
now written metier, a trade. In law it signifies a trade, art, or
occupation. 2 Inst. 668.
2. Masters frequently bind themselves in the indentures with their apprentices to teach them their art, trade, and mystery. Vide 2 Hawk. c. 23, s. 11.