He introduced the sign (=) for equality, and the terms binomial and residual.
In 1828 the free people of colour in the colonies were placed on a footing of legal equality with their fellow-citizens.
In neither case did the allegiance involve strict obedience to orders from the superior, and their loyalty was always in danger of being troubled by their love of independence and equality and their desire for loot.
Under the present constitution they are "fully emancipated from all disability on account of coverture," and are placed on an equality with their husbands in acquiring and disposing of property and in making contracts relative thereto.
Sign of Equality.-The various meanings of the sign of equality (_) must be distinguished.