similitude

[ si-mil-i-tood, -tyood ]
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noun
  1. likeness; resemblance: a similitude of habits.

  2. a person or thing that is like or the match or counterpart of another: This expression is a similitude of the other.

  1. semblance; image: a similitude of the truth.

  2. a likening or comparison in the form of a simile, parable, or allegory: He spoke by similitudes.

Origin of similitude

1
1325–75; Middle English <Latin similitūdō likeness, equivalent to simili(s) similar + -tūdō-tude

Other words from similitude

  • non·si·mil·i·tude, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for similitude

similitude

/ (sɪˈmɪlɪˌtjuːd) /


noun
  1. likeness; similarity

  2. a thing or sometimes a person that is like or the counterpart of another

  1. archaic a simile, allegory, or parable

Origin of similitude

1
C14: from Latin similitūdō, from similis like

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