from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Equal with one another, as in rank or size.
  • noun An equal.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Being on an equality in rank or power.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective equal to each other in size, rank or position.
  • noun An equal person or thing.

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

  • adjective having the same standing before the law


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From co- +‎ equal, cognate with Latin coaequalis.


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