Definitions

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  • n. The study of ancient symbols;
  • n. The study of that branch of historic theology which treats of creeds and confessions of faith;
  • n. Symbolism;
  • n. also called symbolic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The study of ancient symbols.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The study of the symbols and mysterious rites of antiquity.
  • n. That branch of theology which treats of the history and matter of Christian creeds and confessions of faith.

Etymologies

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From French symbolique or Latin symbolicus, from Ancient Greek συμβολικός (symbolikos) "of or belonging to a symbol".

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