Sym*bol"ic (?), Sym*bol"ic*al (?), a. [L. symbolicus, Gr. : cf. F. symbolique.]

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.

-- Sym*bol"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Sym*bol"ic*al*ness, n.

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. Bouvier. Chitty. -- Symbolical philosophy, the philosophy expressed by hieroglyphics.

 

© Webster 1913.

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