equivalent
eq·uiv·a·lent n: something that performs substantially the same function as another thing in substantially the same way compare aggregation, combination, invention
◇ Under patent law, a patentee may bring a claim for infringement against the inventor of an equivalent.

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

equivalent
I adjective alike, as good as, balancing, coequal, comparable, compensatory, equal, equal in effect, equal in force, equal in power, equal in significance, equal in value, equalized, equipollent, even, identical, identical in size, identical in value, interchangeable, like, of equal force, of equal value, of equal weight, on a par with, parallel, pro re valere, reciprocal, same, similar, substitutable, synonymous, tantamount, without difference associated concepts: equivalent acts, fair equivalent, substantially equivalent II index agreed (harmonized), analogous, coequal, coextensive, cognate, commensurable, commensurate, compensatory, congruous, correlate, correlative, counterpart (parallel), disjunctive (alternative), faithful (true to fact), identical, mutual (reciprocal), offset, peer, pendent, proportionate, replacement, same (adjective), same (noun), similar, tantamount, value, vicarious (substitutional), virtual

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


equivalent
Equal in value, force, or meaning.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

equivalent
n., adj. equal in value, force or meaning.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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