1. Possessing or exhibiting equity; according to natural right or natural justice; marked by a due consideration for what is fair, unbiased, or impartial; just; as, an equitable decision; an equitable distribution of an estate; equitable men.
No two . . . had exactly the same notion of what was equitable. --Macaulay.
2. Law That can be sustained or made available or effective in a court of equity, or upon principles of equity jurisprudence; as, an equitable estate; equitable assets, assignment, mortgage, etc.
Syn: -- Just; fair; reasonable; right; honest; impartial; candid; upright.
adj : implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a
natural sense of what is fair to all; "equitable
treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution
of gifts among the children" [syn: just] [ant: inequitable]