verb (used with object), pre·fig·ured, pre·fig·ur·ing.
Examples from the Web for prefigurement
If the prefigurement was at any point vague it was none the less arresting.Gideon's Band|George W. Cable
In each of these existences the larva or mask is the prefigurement of the succeeding existence.The Insect|Jules Michelet
It was not quite easy to see why this had been the case—it had not been precisely Peter's own prefigurement.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for prefigurement
Word Origin and History for prefigurement
early 15c., from Late Latin praefigurare "to prefigure," from Latin prae "before" (see pre-) + figurare "to form, shape," from figura "a shape, form, figure" (see figure (n.)). Related: Prefigured; prefiguring.