equal 1 adj [Latin aequalis, from aequus level, equal]
1: like in quality, nature, or status
2: like for each member of a group, class, or society
3: regarding or affecting all objects in the same way: impartial
equal 2 n: one that is equal

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective abreast, aequalis, aequus, alike, balanced, coequal, coextensive, coordinate, democratic, equable, equalized, equally divided, equidistant, equilateral, equipollent, equitable, even, evenhanded, fair, fair-minded, homologous, identical in amount, identical in quantity, identical in size, identical in value, impartial, just, like, like in degree, like in quantity, matched, of the same degree, of the same rank, on a par, on even terms, on the same level, same, similar, symmetric, symmetrical, tantamount, tied, to the same degree, unbiased, unchanging, undeviating, unfluctuating, uniform, unprejudiced, unvaried, unvarying associated concepts: equal before the law, equal in degree, equal in value, equal protection of laws, equal taxation, equally divided, separate but equal II index agreed (harmonized), coequal, coextensive, cognate, commensurable, competitive (open), congruous, consistent, consonant, correlate, correspond (be equivalent), counterpart (parallel), equitable, equivalent, evenhanded, fair (just), identical, peer, reach, same (adjective), same (noun), tantamount, uniform

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The same; having the same value, size, degree, or quantity.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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