Pronunciation : Por"trai*ture Part of Speech : n. Etymology : [F. portraiture.] Definition : 1. A portrait; a likeness; a painted resemblance; hence, that which is copied from some example or model. For, by the image of my cause, I see The portraiture of his. Shak. Divinity maketh the love of ourselves the pattern; the love of our neighbors but the portraiture. Bacon.