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
Recent Examples on the Web As women across the globe strive for more equality in the field of design, opportunities are on the rise. Sofia Celeste, WWD, 3 July 2024 While there has been much progress in recent years, there’s still a long way to go for equality for trans people, who have been organizing the small but growing Taiwan Trans March for more than five years. Jd Shadel, Them, 2 July 2024 In recent years, South Korea’s politics has become increasingly polarized as debates about the country’s relationship with the North, the legacy of Japanese colonialism, and gender equality have taken center stage. Anna Gordon, TIME, 1 July 2024 During the civil rights movement, activists wielded it to symbolize their fight for equality and justice. Kristina Becvar, Orlando Sentinel, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for equality 

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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 16 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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