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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience;
- Example: "equitable treatment of all citizens"
- Example: "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"
[syn: equitable, just]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Equitable \Eq"ui*ta*ble\, a. [F. ['e]quitable, from ['e]quit['e]. See Equity.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] No two . . . had exactly the same notion of what was equitable. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) 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. --Abbott. Syn: Just; fair; reasonable; right; honest; impartial; candid; upright. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

equitable adj 1: fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience; "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children" [syn: equitable, just] [ant: inequitable, unjust]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "equitable": balanced, defensible, deserved, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, due, equal, equivalent, ethical, even, evenhanded, fair, fair and square, fair-minded, fit, good, identical, impartial, impersonal, indifferent, judicious, just, justifiable, justified, lawful, legal, level, meet, meet and right, merited, moral, neutral, objective, open-minded, principled, proper, reasonable, right, right and proper, right-minded, rightful, same, square, stable, tolerant, unbiased, unbigoted, uncolored, undazzled, uninfluenced, unjaundiced, unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unswayed, warrantable, warranted
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

EQUITABLE. That which is in conformity to the natural law. Wolff, Inst. Sec. 83.