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1mantle: 1b: a figurative cloak symbolizing preeminence or authority.

What does figurative mean in the above context?
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Read a dictionary, sorry.
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Marius HancuRead a dictionary, sorry.
I have read the definition of figurative in dictionary but couldn't understand its meaning in the context of figurative cloak.
Something which is conceptually similar to a cloak, but not a real one.

Also, ask a teacher in your own language, my impression is that you're asking about many things which you don't know even in your own language.
Dear Marius,

I know many, if not all, things in my native tongue. As far as teacher's guidance is concerned, I can't afford to have a teacher. Here teachers don't teach a word for free.
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Jackson6612Dear Marius,

I know many, if not all, things in my native tongue. As far as teacher's guidance is concerned, I can't afford a teacher because here teaching is not a noble profession, it's just a business.
Then buy a good dictionary in your own language. It should explain figurative, if it's worth anything.
Hi Jackson,

Please read novels.