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frontispiece


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frontispiece  \Fron"tis*piece\,  n.  [F.  frontispice,  LL 
  frontispicium  beginning,  front  of  a  church,  fr  L.  frons 
  front  +  spicere,  specere  to  look  at  view:  cf  It 
  frontispizio  See  {Front}  and  {Spy}.] 
  The  part  which  first  meets  the  eye;  as: 
  a  (Arch.)  The  principal  front  of  a  building.  [Obs.  or  R.] 
  b  An  ornamental  figure  or  illustration  fronting  the  first 
  page,  or  titlepage,  of  a  book;  formerly,  the  titlepage 
  itself 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frontispiece 
  n  1:  an  ornamental  facade 
  2:  illustration  facing  the  title  page  of  a  book 




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