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[in-ek-wi-tee] /ɪnˈɛk wɪ ti/
noun, plural inequities for 2.
lack of equity; unfairness; favoritism or bias.
an unfair circumstance or proceeding.
Origin of inequity
1550-60; in-3 + equity
Can be confused
inequity, iniquity. Unabridged
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  • Your statement itself speaks of inequity being the source of violent action and armed conflict.
  • Chief among those was the coastline's inequity of access.
  • The reasons for this persistent inequity are complex, and they vary with geography.
  • Obviously, it's no wonder that the people who occupy the top of the heap can't see this inequity.
  • Moreover, social context is known to strongly affect the frequency of negative responses to inequity in chimpanzees.
  • It seems to me that this is more than a matter of educational inequity.
  • Politicians should speak more about generational inequity.
  • We called it inequity aversion, a topic since investigated in other animals, including dogs.
  • Industrial and environmental inefficiency is thus combined with inequity.
  • Lowering doctors' salaries doesn't correct this inequity.
British Dictionary definitions for inequity


noun (pl) -ties
lack of equity; injustice; unfairness
an unjust or unfair act, sentence, etc
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Word Origin and History for inequity

1550s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + equity. Formed from the same elements as iniquity, but natively. Related: Inequities.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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