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
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. ..."