similitude

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

si·mil·i·tude

noun \sə-ˈmi-lə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of SIMILITUDE

1
a :  counterpart, double
b :  a visible likeness :  image
2
:  an imaginative comparison :  simile
3
a :  correspondence in kind or quality
b :  a point of comparison

Examples of SIMILITUDE

  1. <the striking similitude between that modern city and the Rome of ancient times>
  2. <the two robberies, committed on opposite ends of the country, show some curious similitudes>

Origin of SIMILITUDE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, allegory, analogy, from Latin similitudo resemblance, from similis
First Known Use: 14th century

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