equi·poise /ˈɛkwəˌpɔɪz, ˈi-/
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.
The means of preserving the equipoise and the tranquillity of the commonwealth. --Burke.
Our little lives are kept in equipoise
By opposite attractions and desires. --Longfellow.
The equipoise to the clergy being removed. --Buckle.
n : equality of distribution [syn: balance, equilibrium, counterbalance]