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n.s. [typique, Fr. typicus, Lat.] Emblematical; figurative of something else.

The Levitical priesthood was only typical of the christian; which is so much more holy and honourable than that, as the institution of Christ is more excellent than that of Moses. Atterbury.

Hence that many courses ran,
Hand-in-hand, a goodly train,
To bless the great Eliza's reign;
And in the typic glory show
What fuller bliss Maria shall bestow.

Sources: Atterbury, Francis (75) · Prior, Matthew (162)

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