Inequity is defined as lack of justice or fairness.
If two people commit the same crime and one gets convicted and the other doesn't because he can afford to hire a better lawyer, this is an example of inequity.
- lack of justice; unfairness
- pl. -·ties an instance of this
Origin of inequityin- + equity
- Injustice; unfairness.
- An instance of injustice or unfairness: discerned some inequities in the criminal justice system.
in- + equity