an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
a play on words; pun.
double meaning; ambiguity.
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How to use equivoque in a sentence
Every thing, in a word, is tolerated which can in any way be passed into an equivoque.
It is easy to see how the Elizabethan tendency to word-quibble and equivoque would help to give currency to the Latin form.The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar | William Shakespeare
I took the equivoque, which was incomprehensible to Harcourt: I hardly need say, that the latter and I were on the best terms.Japhet in Search of a Father | Frederick Marryat
Not that the Law of Sufficient Reason is quite free from equivoque.
Charming oscillation, fascinating motion, most graceful equivoque!The Sea | Jules Michelet
British Dictionary definitions for equivoque
a play on words; pun
an ambiguous phrase or expression
double meaning; ambiguity
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