What does equitable mean?

Definitions for equitable
ˈɛk wɪ tə bəleq·ui·table

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. equitable, justadjective

    fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

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


  1. equitableadjective

    Marked by or having equity.

  2. equitableadjective

    Fair, just, or impartial.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Equitableadjective

    Etymology: equitable, French.

    It seems but equitable to give the artists leave to name them as they please. Robert Boyle, Scept. Chym.


  1. equitable

    Equitable refers to something that is fair, just, or impartial. It involves the quality of being even-handed or impartial, often in terms of treatment, distribution, or proportion. This concept is commonly used in legal, social, and ethical contexts to represent fairness and justice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equitableadjective

    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. Equitableadjective

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. equitable

    Just, fair and neutral.

    It was an equitable solution to suggest they remain together and work their way through their current feelings as it is the mature way to behave.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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  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

Examples of equitable in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    With social entrepreneurship offering a new road to catalyze change, social enterprises are the vehicles that propel us towards more equitable destinations.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    The future of social entrepreneurship is no longer about looking up to a select few who have some kind of rare gift for implementing innovative ideas. Every individual and organization has a role to play in mobilizing skills, talents, and life experiences to move towards a more just and equitable world where all have what they need to survive and thrive in life.

  3. District Attorney George Gascón:

    In order to ensure our criminal justice system is fair and equitable, my office is conducting an immediate assessment of every prosecution within the past 10 years where these officers were involved, this is a shameful incident that the public deserves to have addressed in a meaningful and expeditious manner.

  4. Philippe Varin:

    We need an equitable negotiation with EDF about the valuation of Areva's reactor unit. EDF has made a proposal, this proposal must be reviewed.

  5. Samuel Adams:

    All Men have a Right to remain in a State of Nature as long as they please: And in case of intolerable Oppression, civil or religious, to leave the Society they belong to and enter into another. When Men enter into Society, it is by voluntary Consent, and they have a Right to demand and insist upon the performance of such Conditions and previous Limitations as form an equitable original Compact.

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