When two people are treated the same and paid the same for doing the same job, this is an example of equity.
When you own 100 shares of stock in a company, this is an example of having equity in the company.
When your house is worth $100,000 and you owe the bank $80,000, this is an example of having $20,000 in equity.
An equity stake.
An equity mutual fund.
An equity to a settlement, or wife's equity, etc.
The equity tranche.
Origin of equity
- Middle English equite from Old French from Latin aequitās from aequus even, fair
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Attested in the 14th Century CE; from Old French equité, from Latin aequitatem (“conformity”, “evenness”, “fairness”).