inequity

[ in-ek-wi-tee ]
/ ɪnˈɛk wɪ ti /

noun, plural in·eq·ui·ties for 2.

lack of equity; unfairness; favoritism or bias.
an unfair circumstance or proceeding.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. ineptly,
  2. inequable,
  3. inequality,
  4. inequilateral,
  5. inequitable,
  6. inequivalve,
  7. ineradicable,
  8. inerasable,
  9. inerrable,
  10. inerrancy

Origin of inequity

First recorded in 1550–60; in-3 + equity

Can be confusedinequity iniquity

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British Dictionary definitions for inequity

inequity

/ (ɪnˈɛkwɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

lack of equity; injustice; unfairness
an unjust or unfair act, sentence, etc
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Word Origin and History for inequity

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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