inequity


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in·eq·ui·ty

 (ĭn-ĕk′wĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·eq·ui·ties
1. Injustice; unfairness.
2. An instance of injustice or unfairness: discerned some inequities in the criminal justice system.

inequity

(ɪnˈɛkwɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. lack of equity; injustice; unfairness
2. an unjust or unfair act, sentence, etc

in•eq•ui•ty

(ɪnˈɛk wɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. lack of equity; unfairness.
2. an unfair circumstance or proceeding.
[1550–60]

inequity

, iniquity - Inequity is "injustice, unfairness"; iniquity refers to "immorality, sin, wickedness."
See also related terms for sin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inequity - injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standardsinequity - injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards
gamesmanship - the use of dubious (although not technically illegal) methods to win a game
unjustness, injustice - the practice of being unjust or unfair
fairness, equity - conformity with rules or standards; "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"

inequity

noun unfairness, prejudice, bias, injustice, discrimination, one-sidedness, unjustness Social imbalance worries him more than inequity of income.
Translations

inequity

[ɪnˈekwɪtɪ] Ninjusticia f

inequity

[ɪnˈɛkwɪti] n
(= inequality) → inegalite f
(= unfairness) → injustice f

inequity

inequity

[ɪnˈɛkwɪtɪ] n (frm) → ingiustizie fpl
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