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NOUN (2)

1. the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status;

2. a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced;
- Example: "on a par with the best"
[syn: equality, equivalence, equation, par]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Equality \E*qual"i*ty\, n.; pl. Equalities. [L. aequalitas,
fr. aequalis equal. See Equal.]
1. The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in
quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value,
rank, properties, etc.; as, the equality of two bodies in
length or thickness; an equality of rights.
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A footing of equality with nobles.    --Macaulay.
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2. Sameness in state or continued course; evenness;
uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution.
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3. Evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface.
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4. (Math.) Exact agreement between two expressions or
magnitudes with respect to quantity; -- denoted by the
symbol =; thus, a = x signifies that a contains the same
number and kind of units of measure that x does.
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Confessional equality. See under Confessional.
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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):equality
n 1: the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or
value or status [ant: inequality]
2: a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally
balanced; "on a par with the best" [syn: equality,
equivalence, equation, par]

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:59 Moby Thesaurus words for "equality":
agreement, analogy, balance, bilateral symmetry, coequality,
coincidence, comparability, comparison, conformity, congruence,
congruity, consistency, correspondence, dynamic symmetry,
egalitarianism, equilibrium, equivalence, equivalency, eurythmics,
eurythmy, evenness, fairness, finish, harmony, homogeneity,
homoousia, identity, impartiality, indistinguishability, justice,
keeping, likeness, multilateral symmetry, no difference, oneness,
par, parallelism, parity, polarity, proportion, proportionality,
regularity, resemblance, sameness, self-identity, selfhood,
selfness, selfsameness, shapeliness, similarity, similitude,
symmetricalness, symmetry, synonymity, synonymousness, synonymy,
trilateral symmetry, uniformity, unity

Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):EQUALITY. Possessing the same rights, and being liable to the same duties.
See 1 Toull. No. l70, 193, Int.
2. Persons are all equal before the law, whatever adventitious
advantages some may possess over others. All persons are protected by the
law, and obedience to it is required from all.
3. Judges in court, while exercising their functions, are all upon an
equality, it being a rule that inter pares non est potestas; a judge cannot,
therefore, punish another judge of the same court for using any expression
in court, although the words used might have been a contempt in any other
person. Bac. Ab., Of the court of sessions, of justices of the peace.
4. In contracts the law presumes the parties act upon a perfect
equality; when, therefore, one party uses any fraud or deceit to destroy
this equality, the party grieved may avoid the contract. In case of a grant
to two or more persons jointly, without designating what each takes, they
are presumed to take in equal proportion. 4 Day, 395.
5. It is a maxim, that when the equity of the parties is equal, the law
must prevail. 3 Call, R. 259. And that, as between different creditors,
equality is equity. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3725; 1 Page, R. 181. See Kames on Eq.
75. Vide Deceit; Fraud.

U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):Equality, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000):    721
Housing Units (2000): 333
Land area (2000):     0.900939 sq. miles (2.333421 sq. km)
Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000):    0.900939 sq. miles (2.333421 sq. km)
FIPS code:            24348
Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location:             37.736472 N, 88.344473 W
ZIP Codes (1990):     62934
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.