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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).
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Consequently, the Commission recommended proactive measures for identifying and removing systemic barriers to improve the equitableness in the labour market for members of these designated groups (Abella 1984).