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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Equitable  \Eq"ui*ta*ble\,  a.  [F.  ['e]quitable,  from 
  ['e]quit['e].  See  {Equity}.] 
  1.  Possessing  or  exhibiting  equity;  according  to  natural 
  right  or  natural  justice;  marked  by  a  due  consideration 
  for  what  is  fair,  unbiased,  or  impartial;  just  as  an 
  equitable  decision;  an  equitable  distribution  of  an 
  estate;  equitable  men. 
 
  No  two  .  .  .  had  exactly  the  same  notion  of  what  was 
  equitable.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  (Law)  That  can  be  sustained  or  made  available  or  effective 
  in  a  court  of  equity,  or  upon  principles  of  equity 
  jurisprudence;  as  an  equitable  estate;  equitable  assets, 
  assignment,  mortgage,  etc  --Abbott. 
 
  Syn:  Just  fair;  reasonable;  right  honest;  impartial; 
  candid;  upright. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  equitable 
  adj  :  implying  justice  dictated  by  reason,  conscience,  and  a 
  natural  sense  of  what  is  fair  to  all  "equitable 
  treatment  of  all  citizens";  "an  equitable  distribution 
  of  gifts  among  the  children"  [syn:  {just}]  [ant:  {inequitable}] 




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