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coequal

[koh-ee-kwuh l]
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adjective
  1. equal with another or each other in rank, ability, extent, etc.: The two top students were coequal.
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noun
  1. a coequal person or thing.
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Origin of coequal

1350–1400; Middle English. See co-, equal
Related formsco·e·qual·i·ty [koh-i-kwol-i-tee] /ˌkoʊ ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti/, co·e·qual·ness, nounco·e·qual·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • It was not to be supposed that such a man could long submit to the whims of his co-equals, as far as governing was concerned.

    The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation

    Charles Roger


British Dictionary definitions for co-equals

coequal

adjective
  1. of the same size, rank, etc
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noun
  1. a person or thing equal with another
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Derived Formscoequality (ˌkəʊɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ) or coequalness, nouncoequally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for co-equals

coequal

adj.

late 14c.; see co- + equal.

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