Origin of equitable
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impartial, proper, unbiased.
unfair, unjust, unequitable, biased, prejudiced.
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- impartial or reasonable; fair; justan equitable decision
- law relating to or valid in equity, as distinct from common law or statute law
- law (formerly) recognized in a court of equity only, as claims, rights, etc
C17: from French équitable, from équité equity
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Word Origin and History for equitability
1640s, from French équitable (16c.), from équité (see equity). Related: Equitably.
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