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eq·ui·ta·ble

 (ĕk′wĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Showing or characterized by equity; just and fair. See Synonyms at fair1.
2. Law
a. Of or relating to rights historically enforced in courts of equity.
b. Resolved not simply according to the strict letter of the law but in accordance with principles of substantial justice and the unique facts of the case.

[French équitable, from Old French, from equite, equity; see equity.]

eq′ui·ta·ble·ness n.
eq′ui·ta·bly adv.

equitable

(ˈɛkwɪtəbəl)
adj
1. impartial or reasonable; fair; just: an equitable decision.
2. (Law) law relating to or valid in equity, as distinct from common law or statute law
3. (Law) law (formerly) recognized in a court of equity only, as claims, rights, etc
[C17: from French équitable, from équité equity]
ˈequitableness n
ˈequitably adv

eq•ui•ta•ble

(ˈɛk wɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. fair and impartial or reasonable; just and right: 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.
[1640–50; < French équitable; see equity, -able]
eq′ui•ta•ble•ness, n.
eq′ui•ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.equitable - fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience; "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"
fair, just - free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
just - used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
impartial - showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"
inequitable, unjust - not equitable or fair; "the inequitable division of wealth"; "inequitable taxation"

equitable

equitable

adjective
Translations
عادِل، مُنْصِف
retfærdigrimelig
oikeudenmukainen
sanngjarn
objektīvstaisnīgs

equitable

[ˈekwɪtəbl] ADJ (frm) → equitativo

equitable

[ˈɛkwɪtəbəl] adjéquitable

equitable

adjfair, gerecht, recht und billig

equitable

[ˈɛkwɪtəbl] adjequo/a

equitable

(ˈekwitəbl) adjective
fair and just.
ˈequitably adverb

equitable

a. equitativo-a; justo-a.
References in classic literature ?
But a more genuine feeling of relief was experienced by Devil's Ford when it was rumored that Fairfax Munroe had asked for the hand of Jessie Carr, and that some promise contingent upon the equitable adjustment of the affairs of the mine had been given by Mr.
It had formerly been my endeavour to study all sides of his character: to take the bad with the good; and from the just weighing of both, to form an equitable judgment.
Jansenius, with whom I shall be happy to make an equitable arrangement respecting the fees which have been paid in advance for the current term.
He said, "it was common, when two YAHOOS discovered such a stone in a field, and were contending which of them should be the proprietor, a third would take the advantage, and carry it away from them both;" which my master would needs contend to have some kind of resemblance with our suits at law; wherein I thought it for our credit not to undeceive him; since the decision he mentioned was much more equitable than many decrees among us; because the plaintiff and defendant there lost nothing beside the stone they contended for: whereas our courts of equity would never have dismissed the cause, while either of them had any thing left.
There is another custom amongst them yet more extraordinary, which is, that the wife is punished whenever the husband proves false to the marriage contract; this punishment indeed extends no farther than a pecuniary mulct, and what seems more equitable, the husband is obliged to pay a sum of money to his wife.
That, in a sentence, is the keynote of equitable rates.
It is a science," said Don Quixote, "that comprehends in itself all or most of the sciences in the world, for he who professes it must be a jurist, and must know the rules of justice, distributive and equitable, so as to give to each one what belongs to him and is due to him.
But it has rarely happened that anything has been objected to me which I had myself altogether overlooked, unless it were something far removed from the subject: so that I have never met with a single critic of my opinions who did not appear to me either less rigorous or less equitable than myself.
Others of them, a numerous body of whose citizens are creditors to the public beyond proportion of the State in the total amount of the national debt, would be strenuous for some equitable and effective provision.
de Villefort, be, as you always are, kind and equitable, and give him back to us soon.
The swineherd, who was a most equitable man, then stood up to give every one his share.
Equitable feasts were never wanting about my altar, nor the savour of burning fat, which is honour due to ourselves.