inequity
in·eq·ui·ty /in-'e-kwə-tē/ n pl -ties: injustice; also: an instance of injustice

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

inequity
I noun bias, biased judgment, bigotry, discrimination, disproportion, favor, favoritism, foregone conclusion, foul play, inequitableness, injustice, intolerance, leaning, miscarriage of justice, one-sidedness, partiality, partisanism, partisanship, preapprehension, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconception, predilection, preference, preferential treatment, prejudgment, prejudice, prenotion, prepossession, presentiment, presumption, undetachment, undispassionateness, undueness, unfairness, unjust decision, unjustness II index favoritism, ground, injustice, misjudgment, nepotism

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • inequity — inequity, iniquity These two words are related in form, meaning, and derivation. Inequity is the opposite of equity and means ‘inequality, unfairness, injustice’: • He believes that politicians need to tackle the inequities that divide society… …   Modern English usage

  • Inequity — In*eq ui*ty, n. Lack of equity; injustice; wrong. Some form of inequity. H. Spencer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inequity — (n.) 1550s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + EQUITY (Cf. equity). Formed from the same elements as INIQUITY (Cf. iniquity), but natively. Related: Inequities …   Etymology dictionary

  • inequity — ► NOUN (pl. inequities) ▪ lack of fairness or justice …   English terms dictionary

  • inequity — [in ek′wit ē] n. [ IN 2 + EQUITY] 1. lack of justice; unfairness 2. pl. inequities an instance of this …   English World dictionary

  • inequity — in|eq|ui|ty [ınˈekwıti] n plural inequities [U and C] formal lack of fairness, or something that is unfair ≠ ↑equity inequity of ▪ the inequities of the legal system inequity in ▪ There are huge inequities in the distribution of research funding …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inequity — [[t]ɪne̱kwɪti[/t]] inequities N VAR (disapproval) If you refer to the inequity of something, you are criticizing it because it is unfair or unjust. [FORMAL] Social imbalance worries him more than inequity of income. ...the inequities in our… …   English dictionary

  • inequity — UK [ɪnˈekwətɪ] / US [ɪnˈekwɪtɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms inequity : singular inequity plural inequities very formal the fact of being unfair, or an unfair situation …   English dictionary

  • inequity — noun the inequity of the law Syn: unfairness, injustice, unjustness, discrimination, partisanship, partiality, favoritism, bias, prejudice …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • inequity — noun Date: 1556 1. injustice, unfairness 2. an instance of injustice or unfairness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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