equitable

[ek-wi-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable: equitable treatment of all citizens.
2.
Law.
a.
pertaining to or valid in equity.
b.
pertaining to the system of equity, as distinguished from the common law.

Origin:
1640–50; equit(y) + -able

equitability, equitableness, noun
equitably, adverb
nonequitable, adjective
nonequitably, adverb
quasi-equitable, adjective
quasi-equitably, adverb

equable, equitable.


impartial, proper, unbiased.


unfair, unjust, unequitable, biased, prejudiced.
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equitable (ˈɛkwɪtəbəl)
 
adj
1.  impartial or reasonable; fair; just: an equitable decision
2.  law relating to or valid in equity, as distinct from common law or statute law
3.  law (formerly) recognized in a court of equity only, as claims, rights, etc
 
[C17: from French équitable, from équitéequity]
 
'equitableness
 
n
 
'equitably
 
adv

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equitable
1640s, from Fr. équitable, from équité (see equity). Related: Equitably.
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Example sentences
Some couples have forged partnerships they consider fully equitable.
The global economy needs equitable and transparent rules of the game.
What matters is what's fair and equitable under our system of law.
This university and this instructor are committed to providing an equitable
  learning environment for every student.
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