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equitable adj

1 : 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
eq·ui·ta·bil·i·ty [e-kwi-tə-bi-lə-tē]

eq·ui·ta·ble·ness n

eq·ui·ta·bly adv

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

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