Symbolic

Definition of Symbolic

Sym`bol´ic
n.1.(Theol.) See Symbolics.
a.1.Of or pertaining to a symbol or symbols; of the nature of a symbol; exhibiting or expressing by resemblance or signs; representative; as, the figure of an eye is symbolic of sight and knowledge.
The sacrament is a representation of Christ's death by such symbolical actions as he himself appointed.
- Jer. Taylor.
Symbolical delivery
(Law) the delivery of property sold by delivering something else as a symbol, token, or representative of it.
Symbolical philosophy
the philosophy expressed by hieroglyphics.
- Bouvier. Chitty.

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