(law) Abbreviation of equipment.
Origin of Equip
From French équiper (“to supply, fit out”), originally said of a ship, Old French esquiper (“to embark”); of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic (skip, “ship”). Compare with Old High German scif, German Schiff, Icelandic skip, Old English scip "ship", Old Norse skipja "to fit out a ship". See ship.
French équiper from Old French esquiper of Germanic origin Old Norse skipa (from skip ship)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Meanings of its derivative "equipage" may have been influenced by Latin equus = "horse".
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