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eq·ui·ty

 (ĕk′wĭ-tē)
n. pl. eq·ui·ties
1. The state or quality of being just and fair.
2. Something that is just and fair.
3. Law
a. Justice achieved 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.
c. An equitable right or claim: an analysis of the equities and inequities brought about by the current trade bill.
4.
a. Ownership interest in a corporation, property, or other holding, usually calculated as the value of the holding after subtracting any debt or liabilities.
b. equities Shares of common stock or preferred stock.
5. The value of a brand's reputation.
adj.
1. Representing an ownership interest: an equity stake.
2. Of or relating to stocks: an equity mutual fund.
3. Subordinated to all other claims on income, earnings, or assets: the equity tranche.

[Middle English equite, from Old French, from Latin aequitās, from aequus, even, fair.]

equity

(ˈɛkwɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality of being impartial or reasonable; fairness
2. an impartial or fair act, decision, etc
3. (Law) law a system of jurisprudence founded on principles of natural justice and fair conduct. It supplements the common law and mitigates its inflexibility, as by providing a remedy where none exists at law
4. (Law) law an equitable right or claim: equity of redemption.
5. (Stock Exchange) the interest of ordinary shareholders in a company
6. (Stock Exchange) the market value of a debtor's property in excess of all debts to which it is liable
[C14: from Old French equite, from Latin aequitās, from aequus level, equal]

Equity

(ˈɛkwɪtɪ)
n
(Theatre) the actors' trade union. Full name: Actors' Equity Association

eq•ui•ty

(ˈɛk wɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being fair or impartial; fairness; justice.
2. something that is fair and just.
3. Law.
a. the application of the dictates of conscience or the principles of natural justice to the settlement of controversies.
b. (in England and the U.S.) a system of jurisprudence serving to supplement and remedy the limitations and inflexibility of common law.
c. an equitable right or claim.
4. the monetary value of a property or business beyond any amounts owed on it in mortgages, claims, liens, etc.
5. the interest of the owner of common stock in a corporation.
6. (in a margin account) the excess of the market value of the securities over any indebtedness.
7. ownership, esp. when considered as the right to share in future profits or appreciation in value.
[1275–1325; < Latin aequitās. See equi-, -ty2]

equity

The investment made by the owners and shareholders of a company in that company.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equity - the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
2.equity - the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation
stake, interest - (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"
sweat equity - interest in a building that a tenant earns by contributing to its renovation or maintenance
3.equity - conformity with rules or standardsequity - conformity with rules or standards; "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"
non-discrimination - fairness in treating people without prejudice
sportsmanship - fairness in following the rules of the game
justice, justness - the quality of being just or fair
inequity, unfairness - injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards

equity

equity

noun
The state, action, or principle of treating all persons equally in accordance with the law:
Translations
إنْصاف، عَدالَه
retfærdighedrimelighedaktiebillighedsretegenkapital
oikeudenmukaisuus
jogosság
sanngirni
nešališkumas
objektivitātetaisnīgums
equanimidadeeqüidade
adalethakkaniyetinsaf

equity

[ˈekwɪtɪ] N
1. (= fairness) → equidad f (Jur) → derecho m de equidad, derecho m natural
2. (Fin) [of debtor] → valor m líquido (also equity capital) → neto m patrimonial, patrimonio m neto
3. equities (St Ex) → acciones fpl ordinarias
4. Equity (Brit) (Theat) sindicato de actores

equity

[ˈɛkwɪti] n
(= sum of assets) → fonds mpl propres
(= fairness) → équité fequity capital ncapitaux mpl propres

equity

n
Fairness f, → Billigkeit f
equities pl (Fin) → Stammaktien pl, → Dividendenpapiere pl; equities marketAktienmarkt m
(Jur) → Billigkeitsrecht nt, → billiges Recht; equity of redemptionAblösungsrecht ntdes Hypothekenschuldners
(Brit, Theat) Equity britische Schauspielergewerkschaft

equity

:
equity capital
n (Fin) → Eigenkapital nt, → Nettoanteil m
Equity card
n (Brit Theat) Mitgliedskarte der Schauspielergewerkschaft
equity stake
n (Fin) → Kapitalbeteiligung f

equity

[ˈɛkwɪtɪ] nequità

equity

(ˈekwəti) noun
fairness; justice.
References in classic literature ?
It is to comprehend "all cases in law and equity arising under the Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority; to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers, and consuls; to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction; to controversies to which the United States shall be a party; to controversies between two or more States; between a State and citizens of another State; between citizens of different States; between citizens of the same State claiming lands and grants of different States; and between a State or the citizens thereof and foreign states, citizens, and subjects.
Surely there is in some sort a right in every suit; either a right of equity, if it be a suit of controversy; or a right of desert, if it be a suit of petition.
When equity may and should be brought into play, press not the utmost rigour of the law against the guilty; for the reputation of the stern judge stands not higher than that of the compassionate.
She wanted more vigorous measures, a more complete reformation, a quicker release from debt, a much higher tone of indifference for everything but justice and equity.
The jurisdiction of her several courts, general and local, of law, of equity, of admiralty, etc.
They are taking counsel, saith this letter, to send over a governor-general, in whose breast shall be deposited all the law and equity of the land.
On such an afternoon some score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be--as here they are--mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horsehair warded heads against walls of words and making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.
At the time that Louis the Just afforded this great example of equity, Percerin had brought up two sons, one of whom made his
I hold my pen poised in vain when I would add to Dulcie's life some of those joys that belong to woman by virtue of all the unwritten, sacred, natural, inactive ordinances of the equity of heaven.
Glegg's experience; nothing of that kind had happened among the Dodsons before; but it was a case in which her hereditary rectitude and personal strength of character found a common channel along with her fundamental ideas of clanship, as they did in her lifelong regard to equity in money matters.
Whether those pleading orators were persons educated in the general knowledge of equity, or only in provincial, national, and other local customs?
That," continued the cardinal, "arose not only from a feeling of natural equity, but likewise from a plan I have marked out with respect to you.