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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:
References in classic literature ?
The union is composed of seven coequal and sovereign states, and each state or province is a composition of equal and independent cities.
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.
and China as coequal superpowers, it is important to note that the U.
And, the Senate is a legislative body designed to "ensure that they would confine themselves to their role as a body mainly conducting legislative review, rather than as a coequal of the House of Commons.
56) Finally, it took note of the fact that Congress had enacted legislation designed to combat sex discrimination, and held that the fact that a coequal branch of government has concluded that sex discrimination is invidious is a relevant consideration in deciding whether to accord a class heightened scrutiny.
When you live in a neighborhood and own a property, whether it's for one year or 40 years, your rights are coequal.
One example: In her ongoing effort to ensure that sustainability is ingrained in city policies and practices, Piercy has insisted that economic values be coequal with environmental quality and principles of equity.
In today's strategic environment, states play a coequal role in policy development and strategy formation, and so they must also play a co-equal role in national security governance.
Cataclysm is a welcome addition to literature on the air campaign in the Pacific, the debate over the effectiveness of a strategic air campaign, and Arnold's vision of how--through the contributions of a wartime campaign--the AAF could transform itself into a coequal service.
His argument here begins with the notion of judicial parity, with the Supreme Court seen as part of a set of coequal branches within the national government.
Bar President- elect Greg Coleman also addressed the attendees, telling them the single most important element of the Bar's strategic plan "is to ensure that our judicial system--a coequal branch of government--is fair and impartial, adequately funded, and open to all.
On the one hand, its argument rests on personalism, as, since Leo XIII, successive encyclicals have emphasized that firms are not entities founded on capital but on persons, making labor a factor of production that is coequal with capital.