- characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable: equitable treatment of all citizens.
- impartial or reasonable; fair; justan equitable decision
- law relating to or valid in equity, as distinct from common law or statute law
- law (formerly) recognized in a court of equity only, as claims, rights, etc
1640s, from French équitable (16c.), from équité (see equity). Related: Equitably.