equitable adj1 : having or exhibiting equity
: dealing fairly and equally [shall allocate…appropriations in an manner "U.S. Code "]
2 : existing or valid in equity or as a matter of equity as distinguished from law [an defense] compare legal
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.