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fair adj

1 : characterized by honesty and justice
: free from self-interest, deception, injustice, or favoritism [a and impartial tribunal]
2 : reasonable as a basis for exchange [a wage] [a valuation]
3 : consistent with merit or importance [ and just compensation for the injuries]
4 : conforming with established laws or standards
: being in accordance with a person's rights under the law [ judicial process]
fair·ly adv

fair·ness n

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

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