noun (plural equities)
- 1The quality of being fair and impartial: equity of treatmentMore example sentences
- It was based on principles of equity, people-centredness, quality and accountability.
- Where are the health strategy principles of quality, equity, and accessibility?
- The focus here has rarely been on equity or on a fair deal for the poor.
- 1.1 Law A branch of law that developed alongside common law in order to remedy some of its defects in fairness and justice, formerly administered in special courts.More example sentences
- As stated, the common law and equity each developed the duty of care, but they did so independently of each other.
- Many other acts by the plaintiffs are also prohibited, whether by statute, common law or equity, or under the Treaty.
- This rule has always been statutory and does not arise from either common law or equity.
- 2The value of the shares issued by a company: he owns 62% of the group’s equityMore example sentences
- The board of IDBI Bank will meet on May 19 to consider a rights issue of its equity shares.
- They align incentives around enterprise-level outcomes such as market share and return on equity.
- Like all convertible bonds, CoCos can be swapped for equity if the share price reaches a certain target.
- 2.1 (equities) Stocks and shares that carry no fixed interest.More example sentences
- They can now invest in a complete range of assets from property to equities and bonds.
- Many investors act primarily as consumers of equities rather than as shared proprietors.
- Today, the herd talks of giving up on equities just when stocks have never been cheaper.
- 3The value of a mortgaged property after deduction of charges against it.More example sentences
- The equity in the properties appears to be in the region of £9 million.
- While living in his house, he refinanced it repeatedly, pulling out equity to buy other properties.
- As a result, the ratio of mortgage debt to home equity is at near-record highs.
Middle English: from Old French equité, from Latin aequitas, from aequus 'equal'.