What does the word tantamount mean?

Usage examples for tantamount

  1. States last only so long as there is a ruling will and this ruling will is looked upon as tantamount to the own will. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  2. He had learned by bitter experience that lightly to dismiss such cases as this of Sir Charles as coming within the province of delusion, was sometimes tantamount to refusing aid to a man in deadly peril. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  3. This, when reported to the Editor, was considered a good joke, and the diatribes ceased; a proceeding that was tantamount to Peter Pindar's confession, when some one charged him with being too hard on the King: " I confess there exists a difference between the King and me," said Peter; " the King has been a good subject to me; and I have been a bad subject to his Majesty." – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding