from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A theological or philosophical issue presented for formal argument or disputation.
- n. Formal disputation of such an issue.
- n. Music A usually humorous medley.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of music with melodies in counterpoint.
- n. A mode of philosophical debate popular in the Middle Ages, in which any question could be posed extemporaneously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nice point; a subtilty; a debatable point.
- n. A medley improvised by several performers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scholastic argumentation upon a subject chosen at will, but almost always theological.
- n. In music: A fantasia or potpourri.
- n. A fanciful or humorous harmonic combination of two or more well-known melodies: sometimes equivalent to a Dutch concert.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an issue that is presented for formal disputation
Middle English, from Medieval Latin quodlibetum, from Latin quod libet, anything at all : quod, what; see kwo- in Indo-European roots + libet, it pleases, third person sing. present tense of libēre, to be pleasing; see leubh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)