equitable

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From French équitable, from Old French, from equité (equity).

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equitable (comparative more equitable, superlative most equitable)

  1. Marked by or having equity.
  2. Fair, just, or impartial.
    • 1748, David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral, London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 33.
      I may justly require you to produce that argument; nor have you any pretence to refuse so equitable a demand.
  3. (law) Relating to the general principles of justice that correct or supplement the provisions of the law.

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equitable m, f (plural equitables)

  1. equitable (fair, just, even, balance)

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