- Equipoise E"qui*poise, n. [Equi- + poise.]
1. Equality of weight or force; hence, equilibrium; a state
in which the two ends or sides of a thing are balanced,
and hence equal; state of being equally balanced; -- said
of moral, political, or social interests or forces.
Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite attractions and desires. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]
2. Counterpoise. [1913 Webster]
The equipoise to the clergy being removed. --Buckle.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.