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Meaning of EQUITABLE

Pronunciation:  'ekwitubul

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to all; "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"

EQUITABLE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: evenhanded, just
 Antonyms: inequitable, unjust



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Eq"ui*ta*ble\, a. [F. ['e]quitable, from
['e]quit['e]. See {Equity}.]
1. Possessing or exhibiting equity; according to natural
   right or natural justice; marked by a due consideration
   for what is fair, unbiased, or impartial; just; as an
   equitable decision; an equitable distribution of an
   estate; equitable men.

         No two . . . had exactly the same notion of what was
         equitable.                            --Macaulay.

2. (Law) That can be sustained or made available or effective
   in a court of equity, or upon principles of equity
   jurisprudence; as, an equitable estate; equitable assets,
   assignment, mortgage, etc. --Abbott.

Syn: Just; fair; reasonable; right; honest; impartial;
     candid; upright.

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