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quodlibet

Postby Bailey » Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:49 am

[quote]quod·li·bet (kwdl-bt)
n.
1.
a. A theological or philosophical issue presented for formal argument or disputation.
b. Formal disputation of such an issue.
2. Music A usually humorous medley.



[Middle English, from Medieval Latin quodlibetum, from Latin quod libet, anything at all : quod, what; see kwo- in Indo-European roots + libet, it pleases, third person sing. present tense of libre, to be pleasing; see leubh- in Indo-European roots.]

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsNoun 1. quodlibet - an issue that is presented for formal disputation
issue - an important question that is in dispute and must be settled; "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues"

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Postby skinem » Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:26 am

Interesting. I'd use this at church tomorrow, but, I'd be disfellowshipped for speaking in tongues!
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