Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Equal with one another, as in rank or size.
  • n. An equal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. equal to each other in size, rank or position.
  • n. An equal person or thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being on an equality in rank or power.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Equal with another person or thing, or with one another; having equal rank, dignity, intellectual ability, etc.; of corresponding character or quality.
  • n. One who or that which is equal to another or others.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the same standing before the law

Etymologies

From co- +‎ equal, cognate with Latin coaequalis. (Wiktionary)

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