Definition of Equivoke

1. a play on words [n -S]



Medical Definition of Equivoke

1. 1. An ambiguous term; a word susceptible of different significations. 2. An equivocation; a guibble. Origin: F. Equivoque. See Equivocal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Equivoke

equivocality
equivocally
equivocalness
equivocalnesses
equivocals
equivocate
equivocated
equivocates
equivocating
equivocatingly
equivocation
equivocations
equivocator
equivocators
equivocatory
equivoke (current term)
equivokes
equivoque
equivoques
equivorous
equixially
equol
equus
erabutoxins
eradiate
eradiated
eradiates
eradiating
eradiation
eradicable

Literary usage of Equivoke

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom by Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) (1874)
"Nor was this equivoke, which appears to us so outrageously absurd, by any means intended in burlesque; on the contrary, the whole canto is perfectly serious ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1818)
"... they remark that there is an equivoke in the words which these persons use ; that the words parliamentary reform are used—radical reform is used—full ..."

3. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1818)
"... that this is not the true intent; they say that the words ought not to be so understood ; they remark that there is an equivoke in the words which these ..."

4. The Trial of John Horne Tooke for High Treason: At the Sessions House in the by Joseph Gurney, John Horne Tooke (1795)
"... they remark that there is an equivoke in the words which ... is ufed; all of which, they fay, are words that have in them an equivoke. ..."

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