Definition of Quodlibet

1. Noun. An issue that is presented for formal disputation.

Generic synonyms: Issue



Definition of Quodlibet

1. n. A nice point; a subtilty; a debatable point.

Definition of Quodlibet

1. Noun. (music) A form of music with melodies in counterpoint. ¹

2. Noun. (philosophy) A mode of philosophical debate popular in the Middle Ages, in which any question could be posed extemporaneously. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quodlibet

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quodlibet

quo
quo pro quid
quo warranto
quo warrantos
quoad
quoad hunc
quob
quobbed
quobbing
quobs
quod
quod erat demonstrandum
quod google
quodded
quodding
quodlibet (current term)
quodlibetarian
quodlibetarians
quodlibets
quodlin
quodlins
quodque
quods
quohog
quohogs
quoi ci quoi ça
quoif
quoifed
quoifing
quoifs

Literary usage of Quodlibet

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"Fl. Fr. quodlibet, a low joke, play upon words. A quodlibet was a question in the schools where the person challenged might choose his side. ..."

2. Kant's Critical Philosophy for English Readers by John Pentland Mahaffy, Immanuel Kant (1872)
"quodlibet ens est unum verum bonum. thing ; both consist of a whole, containing mutually exclusive parts. § 12. The celebrated proposition, quodlibet ens ..."

3. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"... with 20 11. in color after the design by "Puck." O. xxvi, 344p. g. $2.50. (O.) '10. Putnam. A10-2247 quodlibet of raptured thoughts fugitive. ..."

4. The South in the Building of the Nation: A History of the Southern States by Walter Lynwood Fleming (1909)
"... story of Maryland) ; Annals of quodlibet (a political satire) (1840) ; A Defense of the Whigs (1844) ; and Memoirs of the Life of William Wirt (1849). ..."

5. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"... i, 231) ; but, unfortunately, quodlibet was the scholastic term, and was never varied. We have, indeed, quilibet, ..."

6. Kant's Critical Philosophy for English Readers by Immanuel Kant, John Pentland Mahaffy, John Henry Bernard (1889)
"The celebrated position, quodlibet ens est unum verum bonum, though not included by scholastic philosophers in the list of Categories, nevertheless holds ..."

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