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From Middle English coequalle, from Latin coaequālis; equivalent to co- +‎ equal.



  1. Equal to each other in size, rank or position.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], 2nd edition, part 1, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, →OCLC; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire, London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act I, scene ii:
      ſince they meaſure our deſerts so meane,
      That in conceit beare Empires on our ſpeares,
      Affecting thoughts coequall with the cloudes,
      They ſhalbe kept our forced followers,
      Til with their eies they view vs Emperours.
    • 2022 August 1, Peter Baker, quoting Antony Blinken, “U.S. Warns China Not to Turn Pelosi’s Expected Trip to Taiwan Into a ‘Crisis’”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      Mr. Blinken stressed that point on Monday. “The speaker will make her own decisions about whether or not to visit Taiwan,” he said. “Congress is an independent, coequal branch of government. The decision is entirely the speaker’s.



coequal (plural coequals)

  1. An equal person or thing.