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Meaning of TANTAMOUNT

Pronunciation:  'tantu`maûnt

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tan"ta*mount`\, a. [F. tant so much (L. tantus) + E.
    amount.]
    Equivalent in value, signification, or effect.
    
          A usage nearly tantamount to constitutional right.
                                                   --Hallam.
    
          The certainty that delay, under these circumstances,
          was tantamount to ruin.                  --De Quincey.
    
    
  2. \Tan"ta*mount`\, v. i.
    To be tantamount or equivalent; to amount. [Obs.] --Jer.
    Taylor.
    
    
 

 

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