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
equitabilityplay \ˌe-kwə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
equitablenessplay \ˈe-kwə-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun
equitablyplay \ˈe-kwə-tə-blē\ adverb
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
Recent Examples of equitable from the Web
After a protracted legal battle, the case was finally settled in 1983, with the college paying the plaintiffs $550,000 in back pay and instituting an equitable hiring and promotion system.
One of Olander's problems with the concept is no one has offered a reasonable and equitable method for applying it.
Once couples engage in more equitable behaviors in the kitchen and living room, more pleasurable embraces in the bedroom may well follow.
Ohio's tax system over time has become less equitable, more inefficient, and less balanced.
Getting an equitable return for its investment in iCast may not be easy, according to analysts.
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Synonym Discussion of equitable
EQUITABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of equitable for English Language Learners
: just or fair : dealing fairly and equally with everyone
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
equitability\ˌe-kwi-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ play noun
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