from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by or having equity; just and impartial. See Synonyms at fair1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Marked by or having equity.
- adj. Fair, just, or impartial.
- adj. Relating to the general principles of justice that correct or supplement the provisions of the law.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Possessing or exhibiting equity; according to natural right or natural justice; marked by a due consideration for what is fair, unbiased, or impartial; just.
- adj. That can be sustained or made available or effective in a court of equity, or upon principles of equity jurisprudence
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- According to the principles of equity; just and right under all the circumstances of the particular case; fair and equal: as, an equitable decision; an equitable distribution.
- Pertaining to or dependent upon strict equity or justice; regarding or relating to abstract right in individual cases: applied in law to the administration of justice by courts of equity, and to the principles established and methods of procedure practised by them: as, equitable rights or remedies; equitable rules or powers. See equity.
- Property belonging to the estate of a decedent by law not subject to payment of his debts in course of administration, but voluntarily charged by the testator with payment of debts generally, or upon which equity fastens a trust for that purpose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
French équitable, from Old French, from equite, equity; see equity.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French équitable, from Old French, from equité ("equity"). (Wiktionary)