What does the word antitype mean?

Usage examples for antitype

  1. His companion was an antitype- a representative of the fair race found in England by the ancestors of the other when they came and conquered. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. The entrance- door and the altar have the peculiar mosaic ribbon decoration of the Cosmati, of 1190. The frescoes are all modern; in the tribune, are the deluge and the baptism of Christ,- the type and antitype. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare