What does Equity mean?

Definitions for Equityˈɛk wɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Equity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. equity(noun)

    the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it

  2. equity(noun)

    the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation

  3. fairness, equity(noun)

    conformity with rules or standards

    "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"


  1. equity(Noun)

    Ownership, especially in terms of net monetary value of some business.

  2. equity(Noun)

    A legal tradition that deals with remedies other than monetary relief, such as injunctions, divorces and similar actions.

  3. equity(Noun)

    Value of property minus liens or other encumbrances.

  4. equity(Noun)

    Ownership interest in a company as determined by subtracting liabilities from assets.

  5. equity(Noun)

    Justice, impartiality or fairness.

  6. Origin: Attested in the 14th Century ; from equité, from aequitatem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equity(noun)

    equality of rights; natural justice or right; the giving, or desiring to give, to each man his due, according to reason, and the law of God to man; fairness in determination of conflicting claims; impartiality

  2. Equity(noun)

    an equitable claim; an equity of redemption; as, an equity to a settlement, or wife's equity, etc

  3. Equity(noun)

    a system of jurisprudence, supplemental to law, properly so called, and complemental of it


  1. Equity

    In jurisdictions following the English common law tradition, equity is the set of legal principles that supplement strict rules of law where their application would operate harshly. In civil legal systems, broad "general clauses" allow judges to have similar leeway in applying the code. Equity is commonly said to "mitigate the rigor of common law", allowing courts to use their discretion and apply justice in accordance with natural law. In practice, modern equity is limited by substantive and procedural rules, and English and Australian legal writers tend to focus on technical aspects of equity. There are 12 "vague ethical statements", known as the Maxims of equity, that guide the application of equity, and an additional five can be added. As noted below, a historical criticism of equity as it developed was that it had no fixed rules of its own, with the Lord Chancellor occasionally judging in the main according to his own conscience. The rules of equity later lost much of their flexibility, and from the 17th century onwards equity was rapidly consolidated into a system of precedents much like its common-law cousin.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Equity

    ek′wi-ti, n. right as founded on the laws of nature: moral justice, of which laws are the imperfect expression: the spirit of justice which enables us to interpret laws rightly: fairness.—adj. Eq′uitable, possessing or showing equity: held or exercised in equity.—n. Eq′uitableness.—adv. Eq′uitably. [Fr. equité—L. æquitasæquus, equal.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. equity

    Simply a matter of the length of the judge's ears.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Equity' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4495

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Equity' in Nouns Frequency: #1706


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Equity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Equity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Liz Larkin:

    That's my big concern here, is equity.

  2. Scott Clemons:

    This is the oldest bull market of the global equity market.

  3. Art Laffer Jr.:

    Currencies have become a huge part of global equity returns.

  4. Youssef Zohny:

    We see further weakness in the equity markets in the medium term.

  5. Marcus Xu:

    There's not a lot of positive things that support the equity price.

Images & Illustrations of Equity

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Translations for Equity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إنصافArabic
  • безпристрастие, справедливост, нетен капиталBulgarian
  • patrimoni netCatalan, Valencian
  • spravedlnostCzech
  • friværdi, egenkapital, rimelighed, aktie, retfærdighed, billighedsretDanish
  • Reinvermögen, Fairness, Aktien, Gerechtigkeit, Eigenkapital, Aktienanteil, Billigkeit, Unternehmensbeteiligungen, Gleichheit, Billigkeitsrecht, AktienkapitalGerman
  • patrimonio neto, equidadSpanish
  • oma pääoma, oikeudenmukaisuusFinnish
  • solidarité, action, impartialitéFrench
  • cothromas, cóirIrish
  • արդարությունArmenian
  • 自己資本, 純資産Japanese
  • mana tauriteMāori
  • egenkapitalNorwegian
  • aandeelDutch
  • egenkapitalNorwegian Nynorsk
  • aksjeNorwegian
  • valor líquido, equidade, equanimidadePortuguese
  • imparțialitate, echitate, nepărtinireRomanian
  • капита́л, справедли́вость, [[со́бственный]] [[капита́л]], беспристра́стность, [[собственный, беспристра́стие, а́кция, [[пра́во]] [[справедливостьRussian
  • eget kapitalSwedish

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