equitable
eq·ui·ta·ble /'e-kwi-tə-bəl/ adj
1: having or exhibiting equity: dealing fairly and equally
shall allocate...appropriations in an equitable mannerU.S. Code
2: existing or valid in equity or as a matter of equity as distinguished from law
an equitable defense compare legal 4
eq·ui·ta·bil·i·ty /ˌe-kwi-tə-'bi-lə-tē/ n
eq·ui·ta·ble·ness n
eq·ui·ta·bly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

equitable
I adjective aequus, deserved, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, distributing justice, equal, evenhanded, exhibiting equity, existing in equity, fair, fair-minded, giving each his due, honest, honorable, impartial, incorrupt, incorruptible, iustus, just, merited, meritus, neutral, objective, principled, proper, reasonable, right, righteous, scrupulous, unbiased, unbigoted, unchallengeable, unprejudiced, upright associated concepts: equitable assignment, equitable charge, equitable claim, equitable conversion, equitable counterclaim, equitable defenses, equitable estate, equitable estoppel, equitable interest, equitable lien, equitable life estate, equitable mortgage, equitable rate of interest, equitable recission, equitable recoupment, equitable relief, equitable remedy, equitable rights, equitable set-off, equitable title, fair and equitable value II index equal, evenhanded, fair (just), honest, impartial, judicial, juridical, just, neutral, nonpartisan, objective, open-minded, reasonable (fair), right (correct), rightful, scrupulous, unbiased, unprejudiced

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


equitable
adj.
(1) Fair, impartial, just.
(2) Arising in equity instead of law.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


equitable
Fair; based on principles of justice. (See also: equitable relief)
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


equitable
adj. Fair, under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; or referring to a remedy available in a court of equity.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

equitable
adj.
   1) just, based on fairness and not legal technicalities.
   2) refers to positive remedies (orders to do something, not money damages) employed by the courts to solve disputes or give relief.
   See also: equity

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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