equitable


eq·ui·ta·ble

adjective \ˈe-kwə-tə-bəl\

: just or fair : dealing fairly and equally with everyone

Full Definition of EQUITABLE

1
:  having or exhibiting equity :  dealing fairly and equally with all concerned <an equitable settlement of the dispute>
2
:  existing or valid in equity as distinguished from law <an equitable defense>
eq·ui·ta·bil·i·ty \ˌe-kwə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
eq·ui·ta·ble·ness \ˈe-kwə-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun
eq·ui·ta·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of EQUITABLE

  1. They reached an equitable settlement of their dispute.
  2. fighting for a more equitable distribution of funds
  3. an equitable system of taxation

First Known Use of EQUITABLE

1598

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