allegorical sense


Mystical meaning of parts of the Bible; the interpretation of some actually accomplished thing as being only the figure of some other thing. Thus, the serpent raised by Moses in the desert to heal the Israelites from their wounds represented, in an allegorical sense, Jesus Christ raised upon the Cross for the redemption of mankind.

MLA Citation

  • “allegorical sense”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 November 2019. Web. 5 March 2021. <>