Meaning of frontispiece

fron•tis•piece

Pronunciation: (frun'tis-pēs", fron'-), [key]
— n.
  1. an illustrated leaf preceding the title page of a book.
  2. a façade, or a part or feature of a façade, often highlighted by ornamentation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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