[koh-ee-kwuh l]


equal with another or each other in rank, ability, extent, etc.: The two top students were coequal.


a coequal person or thing.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of coequal

  • The Constitution clearly describes three coequal branches of government, not an executive branch and two lesser ones.

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British Dictionary definitions for coequal



of the same size, rank, etc


a person or thing equal with another
Derived Formscoequality (ˌkəʊɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ) or coequalness, nouncoequally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for coequal

late 14c.; see co- + equal.

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