equal·​i·​ty i-ˈkwä-lə-tē How to pronounce equality (audio)
plural equalities
: the quality or state of being equal

Examples of equality in a Sentence

the ideals of liberty and equality it's absurd to suggest that there's an equality in the evil committed by the Nazis and the crimes of the government of that Asian country
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of equality was in the 15th century

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“Equality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equality. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


equal·​i·​ty i-ˈkwäl-ət-ē How to pronounce equality (audio)
plural equalities
: the quality, fact, or state of being equal

Legal Definition


: the quality or state of being equal: as
: sameness or equivalence in number, quantity, or measure
: likeness or sameness in quality, power, status, or degree

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