equitable

adjective
eq·​ui·​ta·​ble | \ ˈe-kwə-tə-bəl How to pronounce equitable (audio) \

Essential Meaning of equitable

formal : just or fair : dealing fairly and equally with everyone They reached an equitable settlement of their dispute. fighting for a more equitable distribution of funds an equitable system of taxation

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

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Other Words from equitable

equitability \ ˌe-​kwə-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce equitable (audio) \ noun
equitableness \ ˈe-​kwə-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce equitable (audio) \ noun
equitably \ ˈe-​kwə-​tə-​blē How to pronounce equitable (audio) \ adverb

Choose the Right Synonym for equitable

fair, just, equitable, impartial, unbiased, dispassionate, objective mean free from favor toward either or any side. fair implies a proper balance of conflicting interests. a fair decision just implies an exact following of a standard of what is right and proper. a just settlement of territorial claims equitable implies a less rigorous standard than just and usually suggests equal treatment of all concerned. the equitable distribution of the property impartial stresses an absence of favor or prejudice. an impartial third party unbiased implies even more strongly an absence of all prejudice. your unbiased opinion dispassionate suggests freedom from the influence of strong feeling and often implies cool or even cold judgment. a dispassionate summation of the facts objective stresses a tendency to view events or persons as apart from oneself and one's own interest or feelings. I can't be objective about my own child

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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Recent Examples on the Web The game of equitable opportunity, prosperity, and purpose. Roy S. Johnson | Rjohnson@al.com, al, 13 Oct. 2021 Keep conversations age appropriate, focused and equitable. Christine Koh, CNN, 13 Oct. 2021 The UN Biodiversity COP15 conference follows the UN Sustainable Food Systems Summit, which addressed how the food sector can become more sustainable and equitable to meet the Paris Agreement’s climate targets. Daniela De Lorenzo, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 The ACT-Accelerator was launched last year by the WHO and other organizations to spur the development and equitable delivery of COVID vaccines, tests and therapies. James Paton, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2021 And in supposedly equitable S.F., two very different outcomes. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Oct. 2021 Is there a way to still have growth in a way that is equitable and not environmentally and socially destructive? New York Times, 9 Oct. 2021 Not so long ago, Ethiopia was a darling of the international community, an ethnically diverse country that had emerged from stifling communist rule with a model for building inclusive governance and equitable prosperity. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Oct. 2021 More recently, the industry has talked a lot more about transparency and giving artists equitable deals. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 7 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of equitable

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of equitable was in 1598

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20 Oct 2021

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“Equitable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equitable. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for equitable

equitable

adjective
eq·​ui·​ta·​ble | \ ˈe-kwi-tə-bəl How to pronounce equitable (audio) \

Legal Definition of equitable

1 : having or exhibiting equity : dealing fairly and equally shall allocate…payments in an equitable mannerU.S. Code
2 : existing or valid in equity or as a matter of equity as distinguished from law an equitable defense — compare legal sense 4

Other Words from equitable

equitability \ ˌe-​kwi-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce equitable (audio) \ noun
equitableness noun
equitably adverb

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