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equitable Explained

equitable at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


equitable at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj formal treating all people in a fair and equal way// → inequitable// --an equitable distribution of food supplies// -- equitably adv // --The work should be shared more equitably.//

équitable at French => English Of Explained:

equitable, just

equitable at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "equitable":
balanced, defensible, deserved, detached, disinterested,
dispassionate, due, equal, equivalent, ethical, even, evenhanded,
fair, fair and square, fair-minded, fit, good, identical,
impartial, impersonal, indifferent, judicious, just, justifiable,
justified, lawful, legal, level, meet, meet and right, merited,
moral, neutral, objective, open-minded, principled, proper,
reasonable, right, right and proper, right-minded, rightful, same,
square, stable, tolerant, unbiased, unbigoted, uncolored,
undazzled, uninfluenced, unjaundiced, unprejudiced, unprepossessed,
unswayed, warrantable, warranted

equitable at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Right): right, fitness, justice, equity, equitableness, propriety, fair play, impartiality, evenhandedness, level playing field, duty, law, honor, probity, virtue.

[ADJ] (Right): right, good, just, reasonable, fit, equal, equitable, evenhanded, fair, legitimate, justifiable, rightful, lawful, permitted, deserved.

[ADJ] (Honesty): upright, honest, virtuous, honorable, fair, right, just, equitable, impartial, evenhanded, square, constant, faithful, loyal, staunch, true, true blue, true to one's colors, trusty, trustworthy, as good as one's word.

equitable at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(formal) fair and reasonable; treating everyone in an equal way:
an equitable distribution of resources
equitably adverb:
We aim to ensure that employees are all treated equitably.

equitable at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(formal) fair and reasonable; treating everyone in an equal way:
an equitable distribution of resources
equitably adverb:
We aim to ensure that employees are all treated equitably.

EQUITABLE at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

EQUITABLE. That which is in conformity to the natural law. Wolff, Inst. Sec.

Equitable at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Equitable \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.

equitable at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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" [syn: {just}] [ant: {inequitable}]

equitable at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » équitable


Alternative forms

* æquitable Inter: qualifier » obsolete


From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » équitable|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » fro, from Inter: term » equité||lang=fro|equity.


* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈɛk.wɪ.tə.bəl/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Marked by or having equity.
    1. Fair, just, or impartial.
    2. 1748, Category: w - :David Hume|David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral, London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 33.
    3. : I may justly require you to produce that argument; nor have you any pretence to refuse so equitable a demand.
    4. Inter: lega » l Relating to the general principles of justice that correct or supplement the provisions of the law.

      Related terms

      * equity


      Inter: trans-top » Marked by or having equity

  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|cothromasach

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|echitabil

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Fair, just, or impartial
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|حقاني|alt=حَقَّانِي|sc=Arab, Inter: t+ » ar|عدل|alt=عَدْل|sc=Arab
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|справедлив|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|безпристрастен|sc=Cyrl
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|rechtvaardig
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|oikeudenmukainen
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|ehrlich, Inter: t+ » de|fair, Inter: t+ » de|gerecht

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|justo|m, Inter: t+ » pt|imparcial
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|echitabil|m|n
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|adaletle|alt=adâletle, Inter: t+ » tr|adaletli|alt=adâletli, Inter: t+ » tr|adil|alt=âdil, Inter: t+ » tr|bîtaraf, Inter: t- » tr|eşitlikçi, Inter: t+ » tr|haktanır, Inter: t+ » tr|tarafsız
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|مُنصِفانہ|tr=munsifānā

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Middle French

    Alternative forms

    * Inter: l » frm|aequitable


    Inter: frm-adj » mf
  • Inter: l » en|equitable Inter: gloss » fair, just, even, balance


    * French: équitable
    • English: Inter: l » en|equitable

    Translation: et » equitable
    Translation: es » equitable
    Translation: fr » equitable
    Translation: ko » equitable
    Translation: io » equitable
    Translation: it » equitable
    Translation: kn » equitable
    Translation: ku » equitable
    Translation: mg » equitable
    Translation: ml » equitable
    Translation: my » equitable
    Translation: ps » equitable
    Translation: pl » equitable
    Translation: fi » equitable
    Translation: ta » equitable
    Translation: vi » equitable
    Translation: zh » equitable

  • équitable at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: IPA » lang=fr|/


    Inter: suffix » lang=fr|équité|able


    Inter: fr-adj-mf » sort=equitable
  • just, equitable, fair

  • Translation: et » équitable
    Translation: el » équitable
    Translation: fr » équitable
    Translation: ko » équitable
    Translation: io » équitable
    Translation: nl » équitable
    Translation: fi » équitable
    Translation: vi » équitable