Equity meaning

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The state or quality of being just and fair.
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Something that is just and fair.
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The definition of equity is fairness, or the value of stock shares in a company, or the value of a piece of property minus any amount owed to the bank.

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.

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Representing an ownership interest.

An equity stake.

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The value of a brand's reputation.
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The difference between the value of a house, or other real estate, and the amount owed on the mortgage.
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An ownership stake in a partnership or joint venture.
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Of or relating to stocks.

An equity mutual fund.

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Anything that is fair or equitable.
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The value of property beyond the total amount owed on it in mortgages, liens, etc.
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Of or relating to stocks, stock markets, etc.

Equity financing.

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Fair dealing under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; a body of common law founded on such principles, providing special remedies, such as injunctions, in cases where monetary damages are not available or will not suffice.
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Ownership, especially in terms of net monetary value of some business.
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(law) A legal tradition that deals with remedies other than monetary relief, such as injunctions, divorces and similar actions.
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(law) Value of property minus liens or other encumbrances.
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(law) An equitable claim; an equity of redemption.

An equity to a settlement, or wife's equity, etc.

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(accounting) Ownership interest in a company as determined by subtracting liabilities from assets.
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Justice, impartiality or fairness.
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Subordinated to all other claims on income, earnings, or assets.

The equity tranche.

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Fairness; impartiality; justice.
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Stock, either common or preferred.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary