What does the word equity mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Fairness; impartiality; equal justice.

Usage examples for equity

  1. It would have been impossible for Adrienne to commence the conversation more graciously: so that the blacksmith, already beginning to feel a little more at ease, answered: " Being a mechanic myself, madame, I cannot but be doubly affected by such a proof of your sense of equity and justice." – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue
  2. If the law had obliged us to submit our titles to the inspection of the Land Commission, but had not opened our ranchos to settlers until it had been proved that our titles were not good, and if, too, taxes were paid by those who derived the benefit from the land, then there would be some color of equity in such laws. – The Squatter and the Don by C. Loyal
  3. Without doubt, society and human justice have still many imperfections which time discovers and corrects; but it may be said, that in general they rest on truth and natural equity. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin