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Definition of Equity

Equity

  1. Equality of rights; natural justice or right; the giving, or desiring to give, to each man his due, according to reason, and the law of God to man; fairness in determination of conflicting claims; impartiality.
  2. An equitable claim; an equity of redemption; as, an equity to a settlement, or wife's equity, etc.
  3. A system of jurisprudence, supplemental to law, properly so called, and complemental of it.

Equity Quotations

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.
D. H. Lawrence

We need love, and to ensure love, we need to have full employment, and we need social justice. We need gender equity. We need freedom from hunger. These are our most fundamental needs as social creatures.
David Suzuki

Without equity, pandemic battles will fail. Viruses will simply recirculate, and perhaps undergo mutations or changes that render vaccines useless, passing through the unprotected populations of the planet.
Laurie Garrett

Social equity is based on justice; politics change on the opinion of the time. The black man's skin will be a mark of social inferiority so long as white men are conceited, ignorant, unjust, and prejudiced. You cannot legislate these qualities out of the white - you must steal them out by teaching, illustration, and example.
John Boyle O'Reilly

When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.
Amartya Sen
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Equity Translations

equity in German is Eigenkapital, Gerechtigkeit
equity in Italian is giustizia
equity in Latin is aequitas, iustitia, equitas
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