equal 1 adj [Latin aequalis, from aequus level, equal]1: like in quality, nature, or status2: like for each member of a group, class, or society3: regarding or affecting all objects in the same way: impartialequal 2 n: one that is equal
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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
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. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.The same; having the same value, size, degree, or quantity.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.