equality

noun
equal·​i·​ty | \ i-ˈkwä-lə-tē How to pronounce equality (audio) \
plural equalities

Definition of equality

1 : the quality or state of being equal

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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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From gender equality and universal education opportunities to social entrepreneurship and female empowerment, the visit’s three-day itinerary shone a spotlight on the issues most important to the duchess. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Duchess Meghan Won Morocco’s Heart Just Weeks Before Her Due Date," 26 Feb. 2019 Advancing greater equality and opportunity for women is a crucial area in which Republicans and Democrats can find common ground and pass historic bipartisan legislation. Ivanka Trump, WSJ, "Empower Women to Foster Freedom," 6 Feb. 2019 Democrats are expected to stick to their key issues, such as calling for education, equality and health care for all Texans. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "Donald Trump or Beto O'Rourke: Who will motivate Texas Democrats more?," 18 June 2018 Kruger advocates for gun violence prevention, human rights, and equality. Allie Holloway, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sarah Chadwick, Laura Dern, & Diane Kruger Fight for Gun Violence Prevention," 20 Feb. 2019 Tropical vibes also means less clothes, more equality. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Atins, a Hidden Paradise on the Northeast Coast of Brazil," 18 Jan. 2019 For example, one pillar is dedicated to human equality, and features a quote from the Declaration of Independence, and is contrasted with a pillar describing the Nazis’ idea of a master race. Kristen De Groot, The Seattle Times, "1st US public Holocaust memorial merges past with new tech," 22 Oct. 2018 And so, at the end of the episode, Jack and Rebecca are seen doing the dishes together — another symbol of the pair's equality. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'This Is Us' Fans Learned So Much About Season 3's Mystery Man Alan Last Night," 10 Oct. 2018 Despite the lip service paid to equality of the sexes in the new Yugoslavian constitution, women’s roles in the new socialist society did not change radically. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Concrete utopia," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of equality

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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equality

noun

English Language Learners Definition of equality

: the quality or state of being equal : the quality or state of having the same rights, social status, etc.

equality

noun
equal·​i·​ty | \ i-ˈkwä-lə-tē How to pronounce equality (audio) \
plural equalities

Kids Definition of equality

: the condition or state of being the same in number, amount, degree, rank, or quality

equality

noun
equal·​i·​ty

Legal Definition of equality

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

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