quodlibet


quod·li·bet

noun \ˈkwäd-lə-ˌbet\

Definition of QUODLIBET

1
:  a philosophical or theological point proposed for disputation; also :  a disputation on such a point
2
:  a whimsical combination of familiar melodies or texts

Origin of QUODLIBET

Middle English, from Medieval Latin quodlibetum, from Latin quodlibet, neuter of quilibet any whatever, from qui who, what + libet it pleases, from libēre to please — more at who, love
First Known Use: 14th century

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