equipollent

adjective

equi·​pol·​lent ˌē-kwə-ˈpä-lənt How to pronounce equipollent (audio)
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1
: equal in force, power, or validity
2
: the same in effect or signification
equipollence noun
equipollent noun
equipollently adverb

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin aequipollent-, aequipollens, from aequi- equi- + pollent-, pollens, present participle of pollēre to be able

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of equipollent was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Equipollent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equipollent. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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