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inequity

[in-ek-wi-tee] /ɪnˈɛk wɪ ti/
noun, plural inequities for 2.
1.
lack of equity; unfairness; favoritism or bias.
2.
an unfair circumstance or proceeding.
Origin of inequity
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60; in-3 + equity
Can be confused
inequity, iniquity.
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  • Mellie Garson sat on an overturned pickle keg sourly contemplating the inequity of fate.

    The Duck-footed Hound James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for inequity

inequity

/ɪnˈɛkwɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
lack of equity; injustice; unfairness
2.
an unjust or unfair act, sentence, etc
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Word Origin and History for inequity
n.

1550s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + equity. Formed from the same elements as iniquity, but natively. Related: Inequities.

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