Definition for AN'TI-TYPE

AN'TI-TYPE, n. [Gr. αντιτυπον, of αντι, against, and τυπος, a type, or pattern.]

A figure corresponding to another figure; that of which the type is the pattern or representation. Thus the paschal lamb, in Scripture, is the type, of which Christ is the antitype. An antitype, then, is something which is formed according to a model, or pattern, and bearing strong features of resemblance to it. In the Greek liturgy, the sacramental bread and wine are called antitypes, that is, figures, similitudes; and the Greek fathers used the word in a like sense. – Encyc.

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