Definition of Equivalent

adj. Equal in value, force, measure, volume, power, and effect or having equal or corresponding import, meaning or significance; alike, identical. Salt Lake County v. Utah Copper Co., C.C.A.Utah, 93 F.2d 127, 132; Nahas v. Nahas, 59 Nev. 220, 90 P.2d 223, 224.

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