Equitable Definition

ĕkwĭ-tə-bəl
adjective
Characterized by equity; fair; just.
Webster's New World
Having to do with equity, as distinguished from common or statute law.
Webster's New World
Valid in equity.
Webster's New World
Resolved not simply according to the strict letter of the law but in accordance with principles of substantial justice and the unique facts of the case.
American Heritage
Fair, under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; or referring to a remedy available in a court of equity.
Webster's New World Law
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Origin of Equitable

  • French équitable from Old French from equite equity equity

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French équitable, from Old French, from equité (“equity”).

    From Wiktionary

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