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Borrowed from Middle French equalité (modern French égalité), from Latin aequālitās, aequālitātem. Doublet of equity.

Morphologically equal +‎ -ity



equality (usually uncountable, plural equalities)

  1. The fact of being equal.
  2. (mathematics) The fact of being equal, of having the same value.
  3. The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences.
    • 2020 December 12, Ouyang Fei, “The Issue of Equality in the U.S. Election and Its Communist Roots”, in Minghui[1]:
      Jefferson was talking about the equality of natural human rights. You have freedom, and I have freedom. You and I have equal rights to freedom.




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  • equality at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • equality in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • "equality" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 117.
  • equality in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.