Definitions for equitableˈɛk wɪ tə bəl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word equitable

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eq•ui•ta•bleˈɛk wɪ tə bəl(adj.)

  1. fair and impartial or reasonable; just and right:

    equitable treatment of all citizens.

  2. Law. pertaining to or valid in equity. pertaining to the system of equity, as distinguished from the common law.

    Category: Law

Origin of equitable:

1640–50; < F équitable; see equity , -able


Princeton's WordNet

  1. equitable, just(adj)

    fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

    "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"


  1. equitable(Adjective)

    Marked by or having equity.

  2. equitable(Adjective)

    Fair, just, or impartial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equitable(adj)

    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

  2. Equitable(adj)

    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

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. equitable

    An ironical term meaning you can fool some of the people all the time.

Translations for equitable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


fair and just.

Get even more translations for equitable »


Find a translation for the equitable definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these equitable definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"equitable." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for equitable?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for equitable: