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quillet

[kwil-it] /ˈkwɪl ɪt/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a subtlety or quibble.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; earlier quillity, variant of quiddity
Related forms
quilleted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quillet

quillet

/ˈkwɪlɪt/
noun
1.
(archaic) a quibble or subtlety
Word Origin
C16: from earlier quillity, perhaps an alteration of quiddity
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Word Origin and History for quillet
n.

"a quibble," obsolete, "prob. a corruption of L. quidlibet 'what you please'" [Klein].

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