æquality

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æquality (plural æqualities)

  1. Archaic spelling of equality.
    • 1572–1637, Ben Jonson; his text quoted and discussed in:
    • 1954, Charles Harold Herford [ed.], Percy Simpson [ed.], Evelyn Mary Spearing Simpson [ed.], Ben Jonson, page 273 (Clarendon Press):
      The classical spellings not preserved in the printed text are — ‘ æquall ’ (dedication, l. 10 and l. 616), ‘ æqually ’ (l. 576), ‘ æquality ’ (l. 578), ‘ præscrib’d ’ (l. 38), ‘ fruicts ’ (l. 144) and ‘ fruictfully ’ […]