- Showing or characterized by equity; just and fair. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> fair</strong>.
- Of or relating to rights historically enforced in courts of equity.
- Resolved not simply according to the strict letter of the law but in accordance with principles of substantial justice and the unique facts of the case.
- According to the principles of equity; just and right under all the circumstances of the particular case; fair and equal: as, an <em>equitable</em> decision; an <em>equitable</em> distribution.
- Pertaining to or dependent upon strict equity or justice; regarding or relating to abstract right in individual cases: applied in law to the administration of justice by courts of equity, and to the principles established and methods of procedure practised by them: as, <em>equitable</em> rights or remedies; <em>equitable</em> rules or powers. See <internalXref urlencoded="equity">equity</internalXref>.
- Property belonging to the estate of a decedent by law not subject to payment of his debts in course of administration, but voluntarily charged by the testator with payment of debts generally, or upon which equity fastens a trust for that purpose.
- Possessing or exhibiting equity; according to natural right or natural justice; marked by a due consideration for what is fair, unbiased, or impartial; just.
- That can be sustained or made available or effective in a court of equity, or upon principles of equity jurisprudence
- Marked by or having <xref>equity</xref>.
- <xref>Fair</xref>, just, or <xref>impartial</xref>.
- Relating to the general principles of <xref>justice</xref> that correct or supplement the provisions of the law.
- fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience