Pronunciation: (trō-pol'u-jē), [key]
—pl. -gies for 2.
1. the use of figurative language in speech or writing.
2. a treatise on figures of speech or tropes.
3. the use of a Scriptural text so as to give it a moral interpretation or significance apart from its direct meaning.
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