What does the word equitable mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Equitableness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Impartial; just; fair.

Usage examples for equitable

  1. Then, my friend, it will become the manifest duty of the legislature and the executive to make 'em see it: always lawfully, you understand; always with a just and equitable respect for the rights of property in which our free and glorious institutions are founded, but with level- handed justice, and without fear or favor." – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  2. Upon which he was found guilty by a party- jury, that singular favour permitted to foreigners by the equitable leniency of the Law of England. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  3. You have acted in a most Christian- like and equitable manner, in making amends for the inconceivable negligence of the deceased Claude de Buxieres. – A Woodland Queen, Complete by Andre Theuriet Last Updated: March 3, 2009