equity

Definitions:

  • The state or quality of being just and fair.
  • Something that is just and fair.
  • None
  • Justice achieved 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.
  • None
  • An equitable right or claim.
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  • Ownership interest in a corporation, property, or other holding, usually calculated as the value of the holding after subtracting any debt or liabilities.
  • Shares of common stock or preferred stock.
  • The value of a brand's reputation.
  • Representing an ownership interest.
  • Of or relating to stocks.
  • Subordinated to all other claims on income, earnings, or assets.
  • That which is equally right or just to all concerned; equal or impartial justice; fairness; impartiality.
  • In <em>law</em>: Fairness in the adjustment of conflicting interests; the application of the dictates of good conscience to the settlement of controversies: often called <internalXref urlencoded="natural%20equity">natural equity</internalXref>.
  • The system of jurisprudence or body of doctrines and rules as to what is equitable and fair and what is not, by which the defects of, and the incidental hardships resulting from, the inflexibility of the forms and the universality of the rules of the common-law tribunals are corrected or remedied, and substantial justice is done.
  • The court or jurisdiction in which these doctrines are applied: as, a suit in <em>equity.</em>
  • An equitable right; that to which one is justly entitled; specifically, a right recognized by courts of equity which the common law did not provide for: as, the wife's <em>equity</em>, or her right, when her husband sought to enforce his common-law claim to reduce her property to his own possession, to have a portion of it settled on herself.
  • The remaining interest belonging to one who has pledged or mortgaged his property, or the surplus of value which may remain after the property has been disposed of for the satisfaction of liens. [U. S.]
  • A right or obligation incident to a property or contract as between two persons, but not incident to the property or contract from its own nature. In this sense used in the plural.
  • In conveyancing, in the United States, the ownership of or title to real property which is subject to a mortgage: sometimes simply called <internalXref urlencoded="equity">equity</internalXref>.
  • <em>Right, Law</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="justice">justice</internalXref>.
  • Equality of rights; natural justice or right; the giving, or desiring to give, to each man his due, according to reason, and the law of God to man; fairness in determination of conflicting claims; impartiality.
  • An equitable claim; an equity of redemption
  • A system of jurisprudence, supplemental to law, properly so called, and complemental of it.
  • the advantage, allowed to a mortgageor, of a certain or reasonable time to redeem lands mortgaged, after they have been forfeited at law by the nonpayment of the sum of money due on the mortgage at the appointed time.
  • <xref>Ownership</xref>, especially in terms of net <xref>monetary</xref> value of some business.
  • A legal <xref>tradition</xref> that deals with remedies other than <xref>monetary</xref> relief, such as <xref>injunctions</xref>, divorces and similar actions.
  • <xref>Value</xref> of <xref>property</xref> minus <xref>liens</xref> or other <xref>encumbrances</xref>.
  • Ownership interest in a company as determined by subtracting <xref>liabilities</xref> from <xref>assets</xref>.
  • Justice, <xref>impartiality</xref> or fairness.
  • the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
  • conformity with rules or standards
  • the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation
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