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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 ?
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.
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.
So insignificant at that moment seemed to him all the interests that engrossed Napoleon, so mean did his hero himself with his paltry vanity and joy in victory appear, compared to the lofty, equitable, and kindly sky which he had seen and understood, that he could not answer him.
He got no commendation, however, for this equitable distribution of his patronage; people were disposed to regard it as an ineffectual attempt to conceal his possession of so much money.
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.
Oh, Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency and affection, is most due.
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.
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.
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.
de Villefort, be, as you always are, kind and equitable, and give him back to us soon.
Early in the day, these architects had made an equitable division of their duties.
All Huntingdon exclaimed on the greatness of the match, and her uncle, the lawyer, himself, allowed her to be at least three thousand pounds short of any equitable claim to it.