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frontispiece principal face of a building XVI; pediment; †front page of a book; illustration facing the title-page XVII. — F. frontispice or late L. frontispicium examination of the forehead, countenance, façade, f. L. frōns, front- FRONT + -spicium (cf. AUSPICE); early assim. in sp. to piece.

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fron·tis·piece / ˈfrəntisˌpēs/ • n. 1. an illustration facing the title page of a book. 2. Archit. the principal face of a building. ∎  a decorated entrance. ∎  a pediment over a door or window.

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frontispiece.
1. Principal front or façade of a building.

2. Elaborate entrance, centrepiece, or gateway embellishing the centre of a main façade.

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