anagogical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj anagogical based on or exemplifying anagoge
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Anagogical Mystical; having a secondary spiritual meaning; as, the rest of the Sabbath, in an anagogical sense, signifies the repose of the saints in heaven; an anagogical explication.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anagogical Of or pertaining to anagoge; mysterious; elevated; spiritual. In the older writers on Biblical interpretation, applied to one of the four senses of Scripture, the others being the literal, the allegorical, and the tropical. The anagogical sense is a spiritual sense relating to the eternal glory of the believer, up to which its teachings are supposed to lead: thus, the rest of the Sabbath, in an anagogical sense, signifies the repose of the saints in heaven.
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Usage

In literature:

But I said this anagogical sense was hard to be attained to and difficult of comprehension.
"The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales" by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
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