court of equity

Legal Definition of court of equity

: a court having jurisdiction over suits in equity and administering justice and providing remedies according to the rules and principles of equity — compare court of law

Note: Rule 2 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure abolishes the distinction between law and equity, and therefore there are no longer courts of equity in the federal system.

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“Court of equity.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/court%20of%20equity. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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