- 1[uncountable] (finance) the value of a company's shares; the value of a property after all charges and debts have been paid He plans to raise the company's return on equity to 15%. see also negative equity
- 2equities [plural] (finance) shares in a company which do not pay a fixed amount of interest
- 3[uncountable] (formal) a situation in which everyone is treated equally synonym fairness a society where justice and equity prevail opposite inequity
- 4 [uncountable] (law) a system of natural justice allowing a fair judgment in a situation that is not covered by the existing laws The rules of common law and equity are both, in essence, systems of private law.