What does equitable mean?

Definitions for equitableˈɛk wɪ tə bəl

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

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equitable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equitable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Democratic State Senator Andy Manar:

    Two years from now the system will be less equitable than it is now.

  2. Lauren Bacall:

    In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.

  3. Benjamin Benumof:

    I don't know where this is going to go in the future, everybody is looking for a more equitable split in terms of water rates.

  4. Mark Zaid:

    If the system is fair and equitable, then they should all have difficulty maintaining or obtaining a security clearance in the future.

  5. Zane Stephens:

    How do kids go to school in an equitable environment if they are in fear? i do not feel this policy is putting the cart before the horse.

Images & Illustrations of equitable

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