Quodlibetical
Quodlibetical Quod`li*bet"ic*al (kw[o^]d"l[i^]*b[e^]t"[i^]*kal), a. Not restricted to a particular subject; discussed for curiosity or entertainment. -- {Quod`li*bet"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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