si·mil·i·tude (sĭ-mĭlĭ-td′, -tyd′)
1. Similarity; resemblance: "Not every case of similitude in nature is proof of a close bloodline" (Natalie Angier).
2. Archaic One that closely resembles another.
3. Archaic A simile, allegory, or parable.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin similitūdō, from similis, like; see SIMILAR.]
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