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fairness

[fair-nis] /ˈfɛər nɪs/
noun
1.
the state, condition, or quality of being fair, or free from bias or injustice; evenhandedness:
I have to admit, in all fairness, that she would only be paid for part of the work.
2.
the quality of being light of hair or complexion:
She was proud of the fairness of her skin, and never went out without a parasol and gloves.
Origin of fairness
fair1 + -ness
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n.

Old English fægernes "beauty;" see fair (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "evenhandedness" is from mid-15c.

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