from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not equitable; unfair.

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  • adj. unfair, unequal or unjust

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not equitable; not just.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not equitable; not according to the principles of equity; unjust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not equitable or fair


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  • This requires a showing that a plaintiff has engaged in inequitable conduct or bad faith with a material relation to the relief sought.

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  • In a Lanham Act case, an unclean hands defense is available when the plaintiff engaged in inequitable conduct relating to the subject matter of its claims.

    Bikemaker cleans its allegedly dirty hands

  • As in inequitable distribution of moneys outrageously held by those who worked for them and ignorantly retained despite the superior claims of those who do not.

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  • If there ever was a formula for civil unrest if things become too inequitable, that is it.

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  • "But this vision cannot be realised without simultaneous fundamental shifts from failed macro-economic policies, such as inflation targeting, which contributed to the perpetuation of the very inequities that the minister refers to as inequitable growth, not being sustainable for broad-based development and growth," it said.

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  • If any of the work to which he referred is seen as prior art, then Nokia could challenge the patent under the grounds of so-called inequitable conduct, essentially a charge of fraud in the patent process.

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  • "In fact, it is a contradiction to call inequitable conduct benign."

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  • But disclosure of material information is a serious issue, and omission can lead to a charge of fraud, called inequitable conduct.


  • Justice Clarence Thomas, in speaking for his conservative colleagues in the court, effectively said that those who think the rules are "inequitable" should look to Congress to change them: "Congress may authorize courts to promulgate rules that excuse compliance with the statutory time limits."

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  • Liberation Movement, or MLC, is unhappy with the "inequitable" distribution of power under which the group would take the posts of deputy chief of staff for operations and deputy chief of staff for administration, said a senior MLC official, who declined to be identified.

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