Origin of equitable
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impartial, proper, unbiased.
unfair, unjust, unequitable, biased, prejudiced.
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Examples from the Web for equitably
Justice must be equitably distributed ... If Taylor is the only devil, it is unfair.Charles Taylor’s Hague Sentence Sparks War-Crimes Debate In Liberia
May 30, 2012
He must see that the laws are fairly and equitably administered.The Land of Thor
J. Ross Browne
They were all, Jane's hours, serenely and equitably disposed.The Creators
Equitably, that valuable consideration must belong to the claimants.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20)
But that you cannot equitably receive them, this you have still to learn.The History of the Peloponnesian War
He regulates taxes, that the burden may fall equitably on all classes.Napoleon's Young Neighbor
Helen Leah Reed
- 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 equitably
1640s, from French équitable (16c.), from équité (see equity). Related: Equitably.
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