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

co′e·qual′i·ty (-kwŏl′ĭ-tē) n.
co·e′qual·ly adv.
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of the same size, rank, etc
a person or thing equal with another
coequality, coˈequalness n
coˈequally adv
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(koʊˈi kwəl)

1. equal with another or each other in rank, ability, etc.
2. a coequal person or thing.
co`e•qual′i•ty (-ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti) n.
co•e′qual•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.coequal - having the same standing before the law
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
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One that is very similar to another in rank or position:
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References in classic literature ?
The Senate, on the other hand, will derive its powers from the States, as political and coequal societies; and these will be represented on the principle of equality in the Senate, as they now are in the existing Congress.
The union is composed of seven coequal and sovereign states, and each state or province is a composition of equal and independent cities.
'At any rate, any issuance of an order or arrest warrant by said court is outside this court's ambit and jurisdiction under the doctrine of judicial stability or noninterference in the regular orders or judgments of a coequal court,' she said.
Impeachment, Tlaib stated, was not a distraction or a separate issue from her job as a member of Congress because "you can't ask us to do our job as a coequal branch of government if this president thinks himself above the law".
Several decades later, Purdy is finally getting the recognition she deserves, though only because of the efforts of one of the male doctors to name her as a coequal partner.
Still, Burck encouraged the committee to negotiate a compromise with the White House, saying his client "again finds himself facing contradictory instructions from two coequal branches of government."
That Pakistan previously tried to separate the government from the courts while pleading that it should not be liable to pay any fines also illustrated a worrying lack of understanding of how governments work: the legislature and judiciary, along with the executive, are coequal branches of government, meaning that they all form the government.
'On the other hand, the Senate is just one-half of a coequal Congress, and it will be interesting to see the leanings of the incoming House of Representatives as well.
Akinci rejected this proposal, claiming it reinforced his view that the Greek Cypriots will always see the Turkish Cypriots as a minority and not a coequal partner.
The Myth of Coequal Branches: Restoring the Constitution's Separation of Functions
Roque said Duterte abides by the principle of separation of powers among the coequal branches of government, and as such would accord members of Congress full respect particularly in their choice of leadership.