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Definition of EQUITABLE

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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. [1913 Webster]

              No two . . . had exactly the same notion of what was equitable.                            --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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