from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The state or quality of being just and fair.
- noun Something that is just and fair.
- noun 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.
- noun An equitable right or claim.
- noun Ownership interest in a corporation, property, or other holding, usually calculated as the value of the holding after subtracting any debt or liabilities.
- noun Shares of common stock or preferred stock.
- noun The value of a brand's reputation.
- adjective Representing an ownership interest.
- adjective Of or relating to stocks.
- adjective Subordinated to all other claims on income, earnings, or assets.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun That which is equally right or just to all concerned; equal or impartial justice; fairness; impartiality.
- noun In law: Fairness in the adjustment of conflicting interests; the application of the dictates of good conscience to the settlement of controversies: often called
- noun The system of jurisprudence or body of doctrines and rules as to what is equitable and fair and what is not, by which the defects of, and the incidental hardships resulting from, the inflexibility of the forms and the universality of the rules of the common-law tribunals are corrected or remedied, and substantial justice is done.
- noun The court or jurisdiction in which these doctrines are applied: as, a suit in equity.
- noun An equitable right; that to which one is justly entitled; specifically, a right recognized by courts of equity which the common law did not provide for: as, the wife's equity, or her right, when her husband sought to enforce his common-law claim to reduce her property to his own possession, to have a portion of it settled on herself.
- noun The remaining interest belonging to one who has pledged or mortgaged his property, or the surplus of value which may remain after the property has been disposed of for the satisfaction of liens. [U. S.]
- noun A right or obligation incident to a property or contract as between two persons, but not incident to the property or contract from its own nature. In this sense used in the plural.
- noun In conveyancing, in the United States, the ownership of or title to real property which is subject to a mortgage: sometimes simply called
- noun Right, Law, etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Equality of rights; natural justice or right; the giving, or desiring to give, to each man his due, according to reason, and the law of God to man; fairness in determination of conflicting claims; impartiality.
- noun (Law) An equitable claim; an equity of redemption
- noun (Law) A system of jurisprudence, supplemental to law, properly so called, and complemental of it.
- noun (Law) the advantage, allowed to a mortgageor, of a certain or reasonable time to redeem lands mortgaged, after they have been forfeited at law by the nonpayment of the sum of money due on the mortgage at the appointed time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Ownership, especially in terms of net monetaryvalue of some business.
- noun law A legal
traditionthat deals with remedies other than monetaryrelief, such as injunctions, divorces and similar actions.
- noun law
Valueof propertyminus liensor other encumbrances.
- noun accounting Ownership interest in a company as determined by subtracting
- noun Justice,
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
- noun conformity with rules or standards
- noun the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Major Abbot said, "people err greatly in reference to my court -- some think it is a court of law -- _but it is not a court of law_; some think it is a court of equity -- _but it is not a court of equity_.
But, an increase in equity is of little value to a homeowner, unless the homeowner decides to convert that equity to cash by selling the property (or using it as loan collateral).
I bought by house four years ago with 5% down, and I think my equity is about equal to the brokerage fee.
Housing Market Uncertainties, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
This is what we call equity; people regard it as just; it is, in fact, the sort of justice which goes beyond the written law.
Kendall resisted, and sought what he called equity by placing his case before the London company.
The Tragedy of the Negro in America: A Condensed History of the Enslavement, Sufferings, Emancipation, Present Condition and Progress of the Negro Race in the United States of America
I am a passionate supporter of that style of feminism, which I call equity feminism.
It just changes who the liability "equity" is payable to.
Executive Compensation, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
Enel Chief Executive Fulvio Conti previously said he expects to raise at least € 3 billion, tallying with analyst estimates that Enel Green Power's equity is worth roughly € 9 billion.
Rather, it will present a detailed account of the events that day, showing that a confluence of factors led to the plunge that wiped out roughly $862 billion in equity-market value in less than 20 minutes.
The equity is also resting on long-term support at its 20-month trendline.
knappr commented on the word equity
The current list of synonyms (Sept 9, 2010) only addresses the 'fairness' set of meanings. Not a synonym in sight for the 'what is owned, not owed' set of meanings.
September 10, 2010