1. characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable: equitable treatment of all citizens.
  2. Law.
    1. pertaining to or valid in equity.
    2. pertaining to the system of equity, as distinguished from the common law.


  1. impartial or reasonable; fair; justan equitable decision
  2. law relating to or valid in equity, as distinct from common law or statute law
  3. law (formerly) recognized in a court of equity only, as claims, rights, etc

1640s, from French équitable (16c.), from équité (see equity). Related: Equitably.

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