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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.
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nFairness f, → Billigkeit f
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a service supplier ought to additionally listen to factors that will have an effect on customer satisfaction, as an example, the fairness or equitableness of its policies (Oliver and Swan 1989).
These benefits, of which Newman seemingly had an endless store, include 'a courtesy, propriety, and polish of word and action' (xv), also 'freedom, equitableness, calmness, moderation, and wisdom', 'the force, the steadiness, the comprehensiveness and the versatility of intellect; the command over our own powers, the instinctive just estimate of things as they pass before us' (xv):
A habit of mind is formed which lasts through life, of which the attributes are, freedom, equitableness, calmness, moderation and wisdom; or what in a previous Discourse I have ventured to call a philosophical habit.
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