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
In others, resources are distributed more equitably.
The cuts have to be spread more or less equitably among as many groups as possible.
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