PRONUNCIATION: (kwod-LIB-uh-tuhl)

MEANING: adjective: Relating to a question or topic for debate or discussion.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin quodlibetum, from Latin quod (what) + libet (it pleases), meaning whatever pleases. Earlier the term referred to a mock exercise in discussion or debate. Earliest documented use: 1581.


QUIDLIBETAL - a Member of Parliament who is quite free with spending other peoople's money

QUODLOBETAL - pneumonia that doesn't care which part of your lung it infects

DUODLIBETAL - feed your ulcer anything you like