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1Fair and impartial.‘the equitable distribution of resources’
fair, justimpartial, even-handed, fair-minded, unbiased, unprejudiced, non-discriminatory, anti-discrimination, unbigoted, egalitarian, with no axe to grind, without fear or favourhonest, right, rightful, proper, decent, good, honourable, upright, scrupulous, conscientious, above boardreasonable, sensibledisinterested, objective, neutral, uncoloured, dispassionate, non-partisan, balanced, open-mindedfair and square, upfront, on the levelon the up and upView synonyms
- ‘All anyone can ask for is fair and equitable treatment under the law, and that's what we are not getting.’
- ‘They are expected to protect all the athletes and to ensure fair and equitable competition.’
- ‘Emphasis on equitable distribution would truly alleviate the crime situation.’
- ‘We wanted to come up with a fair, equitable and easy way to reward bloggers for their writing.’
- ‘I've always made the case that we should not get more than Irish, that would not be fair or equitable.’
- ‘The new programme will be based on clear rules and criteria, ensuring that access is fair and equitable.’
- ‘The basis of good governance is fair and equitable representation of all stakeholders.’
- ‘If sacrifice is called for then fair and equitable treatment must be the order of the day.’
- ‘Economic growth was important, but so too was the equitable distribution of wealth.’
- ‘Secondly, I cannot imagine how it could be streamlined in a fair and equitable manner.’
- ‘Many now wished to return and it was fair and equitable that they should be assisted by the state.’
- ‘Churchill was right to say that a fair and equitable penal system lies at the heart of a healthy civilisation.’
- ‘Do we feel our present taxation system is fair and equitable?’
- ‘The needs of the elderly and their carers must be addressed if we are to have a fair and equitable society.’
- ‘To be negotiable and have legitimacy, commitments generally need to be perceived to be reasonably fair and equitable.’
- ‘The differential rates system was introduced at the start of this financial year to make rates fair and equitable.’
- ‘But this case must be the most flagrant disregard for what is supposed to be a fair and equitable system we have seen.’
- ‘We must all be vigilant before our fair and equitable system of health provision is dismantled before our eyes.’
- ‘He called for a fairer and more equitable funding formula to be introduced.’
- ‘There was still a long way to go towards, among other things, an equitable distribution of skills.’
Valid in equity as distinct from law.‘the difference between legal and equitable rights’‘the beneficiaries have an equitable interest in the property’
- ‘So far, we have been considering what happens if the tenant under an equitable lease assigns his interest.’
- ‘Equitable mortgages can also arise from an agreement for value to give a legal mortgage and on the mortgage of an equitable interest.’
- ‘Any number of equitable interests can be carved out of the equitable ownership of a share.’
- ‘A suit in equity was instituted between two parties resident in England to enforce an equitable lien to land situate abroad.’
- ‘These cases are the equitable counterpart of common law cases where the principle of res ipsa loquitur is invoked.’
Mid 16th century: from French équitable, from équité (see equity).
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