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equitable

[ ek-wi-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈɛk wɪ tə bəl /
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adjective

characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable: equitable treatment of all citizens.
Law.
  1. pertaining to or valid in equity.
  2. pertaining to the system of equity, as distinguished from the common law.

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Origin of equitable

First recorded in 1640–50; equit(y) + -able

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH equitable

equable, equitable
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British Dictionary definitions for equitable

equitable
/ (ˈɛkwɪtəbəl) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of equitable

equitableness, nounequitably, adverb

Word Origin for equitable

C17: from French équitable, from équité equity
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