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See also: Fairness
From Middle English fairness, fæȝernesse, from Old English fæġernes (“fairness; beauty; pleasantness”), equivalent to fair + -ness. Cognate with Old High German fagarnessi (“fairness”).
fairness (countable and uncountable, plural fairnesses)
- The property of being fair or equitable.
- Some questioned the fairness of the new laws.
- (archaic or literary) The property of being fair or beautiful.
property of being just, equitable
property of being beautiful — see beauty
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