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equitable (adj.)

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

updated on January 07, 2013

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Definitions of equitable from WordNet

equitable (adj.)
fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience;
an equitable distribution of gifts among the children
equitable treatment of all citizens
Synonyms: just
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