quodlibeticlly

quodlibet

[kwod-luh-bet]
noun
1.
a subtle or elaborate argument or point of debate, usually on a theological or scholastic subject.
2.
Music. a humorous composition consisting of two or more independent and harmonically complementary melodies, usually quotations of well-known tunes, played or sung together, usually to different texts, in a polyphonic arrangement.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin quodlibetum; compare Latin quod libet what pleases, as you please

quodlibetic, quodlibetical, adjective
quodlibeticlly, adverb
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quodlibet (ˈkwɒdlɪˌbɛt)
 
n
1.  a light piece of music based on two or more popular tunes
2.  a subtle argument, esp one prepared as an exercise on a theological topic
 
[C14: from Latin, from quod what + libet pleases, that is, whatever you like]
 
quodli'betical
 
adj
 
quodli'betically
 
adv

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quodlibet
"a nicety, subtlety," late 14c., from L., lit. "what you will," from quod "what" + libet "it pleases" (see love).
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