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And he asked that he might be assisted in the name both of equity and compassion.

Indeed, as an equity lawyer he stands at the head of the profession.

For equity and indulgence are infractions of the perfect and strict rule of justice.

For the rest, abuses can be corrected by equity; and equity, if it is not found in the enlightened, is not to be found at all.

It was like getting a private hint from the Chancellor about a cause in equity.

Endeavor to embody in the laws of the community the spirit of equity and progress.

Equity, however, seems to justify him in keeping what he might have spent if he had chosen.

So much for equity; but common law also sustained its reputation.

She had a passion for equity, and perhaps it was because of this that she excelled in mathematics.

She led the girls in singing, and into song she carried her sense of equity.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French equite (13c.), from Latin aequitatem (nominative aequitas) "equality, conformity, symmetry, fairness," from aequus "even, just, equal" (see equal). As the name of a system of law, 1590s, from Roman naturalis aequitas, the general principles of justice which corrected or supplemented the legal codes.

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