Origin of tantamount
Examples from the Web for tantamount
To this aide, these attacks were tantamount to “asking to intervene on the side of ISIS.”
He was given the choice of two years in prison or oestrogen injections, tantamount to chemical castration.Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Imitation Game,' Homophobia, and How to Combat ISIS|Marlow Stern|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Being shamed by her church was tantamount to losing her community and her job.
For them the 18-day search for the Israeli teens and the manhunt for their captors was tantamount to collective punishment.There Is No Moral Equivalent to the Murder of Three Israeli Teenagers|Thane Rosenbaum|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Forcing a baby to sleep outside the ‘Family Bed’ is tantamount to neglect.From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless: Alicia Silverstone’s ‘The Kind Mama’|Lizzie Crocker|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As arrest was tantamount to sentence of death, Scellier continued his work.The Theory of Social Revolutions|Brooks Adams
Comte called the world, which is tantamount to matter, the great fetich, and I agree with Comte.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
So that to live in a house of many pictures was tantamount, for the time, to a liberal education in itself.Familiar Studies of Men and Books|Robert Louis Stevenson
His attitude was tantamount to admission, and as such Eden construed it.Eden|Edgar Saltus
It is said to have been founded by Radu Negru, which is tantamount to saying that its foundation is lost in obscurity.Roumania Past and Present|James Samuelson
British Dictionary definitions for tantamount
Word Origin for tantamount
Word Origin and History for tantamount
1640s, from verbal phrase tant amount "be equivalent" (1620s), from Anglo-French tant amunter "amount to as much" (late 13c.), from Old French tant "as much" (from Latin tantus, from tam "so") + amonter "amount to, go up" (see amount).