Definition of coequal in English:


Pronunciation /kōˈēkwəl/ /koʊˈikwəl/


  • Equal with one another; having the same rank or importance.

    ‘coequal partners’
    • ‘The author starts out on page one claiming that Eastern European modernism was a coequal partner with Western European modernism.’
    • ‘We will insert an aeromedican evacuation control team in the air mobility division with coequal status to the existing airlift, air refueling, and air mobility control teams.’
    • ‘They are, in fact, biosocial theories that place fully coequal emphasis on genetic and sociocultural factors.’
    • ‘The various relations with God we have outlined are themselves irreducible, rooted in permanent coequal dimensions of the divine nature.’
    • ‘The judicial and legislative branches of government, endowed by the Constitution's framers with coequal powers to those of the executive, are being effectively reduced to the status of rubber stamps.’
    • ‘Federal candidates must have coequal efforts in both the political action committee and individual arenas - properly coordinated, of course.’
    • ‘You know, we're a coequal branch of government.’
    • ‘We are ill-advised to adopt or adhere to constitutional rules that bring us into constant conflict with a coequal branch of government.’
    • ‘The Constitution made the Senate a coequal branch of government and gave senators longer terms in office than the President.’
    • ‘Being a coequal branch of the executive, the legislature has the right to inquire if the executive is doing something beyond the Constitution.’
    equal, identical


  • A person or thing equal with another.

    ‘One of them, ‘The Book of Ruth and Naomi,’ suggests that we consider Ruth and Naomi coequals.’
    ‘While the independent directors would be the coequals of national central bank officials, their obligations and perspective must be mega-economic in scope.’
    equivalent, opposite number, peer, equal, parallel, complement, match, twin, mate, fellow, brother, sister, analogue, correlative


Late Middle English from Latin coaequalis ‘of the same age’, from co- ‘jointly’ + aequalis (see equal).



/kōˈēkwəl/ /koʊˈikwəl/