Definition of equitable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈekwɪtəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈekwɪtəbl//
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fair and reasonable; treating everyone in an equal way synonym fair an equitable distribution of resources We need to construct an equitable and efficient method of local taxation. opposite inequitable Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French équitable, from équité, from Latin aequitas, from aequus ‘equal’.
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