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1. The quality or state of being similar or like; resemblance; likeness; similarity; as, similitude of substance. Let us make now man in our image, man In our similitude. (milton) If fate some future bard shall join In sad similitude of griefs to mine. (pope)

2. The act of likening, or that which likens, one thing to another; fanciful or imaginative comparison; a simile. Tasso, in his similitudes, never departed from the woods; that is, all his comparisons were taken from the country. (Dryden)

3. That which is like or similar; a representation, semblance, or copy; a facsimile. Man should wed his similitude. (Chaucer)

Origin: F. Similitude, L. Similitudo, from similis similar. See Similar.