Symbolic Sym*bol"ic, Symbolical Sym*bol"ic*al, a. [L. symbolicus, Gr. symboliko`s: 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. [1913 Webster]

The sacrament is a representation of Christ's death by such symbolical actions as he himself appointed. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

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