Simple Definition of equitable
: 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>
Examples of equitable in a sentence
They reached an equitable settlement of their dispute.
fighting for a more equitable distribution of funds
an equitable system of taxation
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Synonym Discussion of equitable
Legal Definition of equitable
1 : having or exhibiting equity : dealing fairly and equally <shall allocate…payments in an equitable manner — U.S. Code>
2 : existing or valid in equity or as a matter of equity as distinguished from law <an equitable defense> — compare legal 4
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