coequal (adj.) late 14c.; see CO- (Cf. co-) + EQUAL (Cf. equal).

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  • Coequal — Co*e qual, a. [L. coaequalis; co + aequalis equal.] Being on an equality in rank or power. n. One who is on an equality with another. [1913 Webster] In once he come to be a cardinal, He ll make his cap coequal with the crown. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coequal — I adjective aequalis, agreeing, analogous, as great as another, coextensive, coincident, commensurate, comparable, congruent, coordinate, correlative, correspondent, corresponding, equal, equibalanced, equipollent, equiponderant, equivalent, even …   Law dictionary

  • coequal — [kō ē′kwəl] adj., n. equal coequality [kōē kwäl′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • coequal — adjective Date: 14th century equal with one another < coequal branches of government > • coequal noun • coequality noun • coequally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coequal — coequality /koh i kwol i tee/, coequalness, n. coequally, adv. /koh ee kweuhl/, adj. 1. equal with another or each other in rank, ability, extent, etc.: The two top students were coequal. n. 2. a coequal person or thing. [1350 1400; ME. See CO ,… …   Universalium

  • coequal — adjective formal if people are coequal, they have the same rank, ability, importance etc: three managers of coequal status coequally adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • coequal — co|e|qual [ˌkəuˈi:kwəl US ˌkou ] adj formal if people are coequal, they have the same rank, ability, importance etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coequal —     In almost every other regard the two are coequal (Guardian). A generally fatuous term. Co adds nothing to equal that equal doesn t already say alone …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • coequal — co•e•qual [[t]koʊˈi kwəl[/t]] adj. 1) equal with another or each other in rank, ability, etc 2) a coequal person or thing • Etymology: 1350–1400 co e•qual′i•ty ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti n. co•e′qual•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • coequal — /koʊˈikwəl/ (say koh eekwuhl) adjective 1. equal in rank, ability, etc. –noun 2. a person or thing coequal with another. –coequality /ˌkoʊiˈkwɒləti/ (say .kohee kwoluhtee), noun –coequally, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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