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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.


of the same size, rank, etc
a person or thing equal with another
coequality, coˈequalness n
coˈequally adv


(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"


One that is very similar to another in rank or position:
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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.
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It is unfortunate that, instead of substantiating the allegations in the impeachment complaint, the committee proceedings became a platform to expose the internal bickering and personal issues of the members of a coequal branch of government.
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The Framers of our Constitution made the Congress and the President coequal branches of government.
A cornerstone of our democratic society is the coequal status of each of our three branches of government and their respective independence.
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