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Court Of Equity

court of equity

often cap C&E
: a court having jurisdiction over suits in equity and administering justice and providing remedies according to the rules and principles of equity compare court of law NOTE: Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure abolishes the distinction between law and equity, and therefore there are no longer courts of equity in the federal system.



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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