Definition: fair; impartial; OP. inequitable
Definition: fair; impartial; OP. inequitable
Sentences Containing 'equitable'
The Mississippi is a just and equitable river; it never tumbles one man's farm overboard without building a new farm just like it for that man's neighbor.
He replied, however,``I entreat you, M. de Villefort, be, as you always are, kind and equitable, and give him back to us soon.''
When the regulation, therefore, is in favour of the workmen, it is always just and equitable; but it is sometimes otherwise when in favour of the masters.
Thus the law which obliges the masters in several different trades to pay their workmen in money, and not in goods, is quite just and equitable.
The equitable regard, therefore, to his interest, requires that changes of this kind should never be introduced suddenly, but slowly, gradually, and after a very long warning.
It seems scarce possible to invent a more equitable way of maintaining such works.
It seems impossible to imagine a more equitable method of raising a tax.
When the proprietor cultivates his own lands, they are valued according to an equitable estimation, and he is allowed a deduction of one-fifth of the tax; so that for such land he pays only eight instead of ten per cent.
In all the variations of the state of the society, in the improvement and in the declension of agriculture; in all the variations in the value of silver, and in all those in the standard of the coin, a tax of this kind would, of its own accord, and without any attention of government, readily suit itself to the actual situation of things, and would be equally just and equitable in all those different changes.
Houses inhabited by the proprietor ought to be rated, not according to the expense which they might have cost in building, but according to the rent which an equitable arbitration might judge them likely to bring if leased to a tenant.
It is difficult to imagine any equitable reason, why those who either brew or distil for private use should not be subject to a composition of the same kind.
The lands in America might be assessed either in the same manner, or according to an equitable valuation, in consequence of an accurate survey, like that which was lately made in the Milanese, and in the dominions of Austria, Prussia, and Sardinia.
This also must be confessed, that the most durable, as well as justest fame, has been acquired by the easy philosophy, and that abstract reasoners seem hitherto to have enjoyed only a momentary reputation, from the caprice or ignorance of their own age, but have not been able to support their renown with more equitable posterity.
If you assert, therefore, that the understanding of the child is led into this conclusion by any process of argument or ratiocination, I may justly require you to produce that argument; nor have you any pretence to refuse so equitable a demand.
Still holding these positions, he was also Vice-President of Farmers Mutual Insurance Co., a director of Philadelphia, Baltimore Washington Railroad, President of the Equitable Guarantee Bank, and President of the Wilmington City Railway Co.
Though a national framework has fallen short of being implemented legislatively in key issues such as oil distribution, he observed that "even in the absence of legislation there is practical action as the central government shares oil revenues through budget allocations on an equitable basis with Iraq's provinces."
The firm then carries out its obligation, and then selects a customer, either randomly, first-in, first-out, or some other equitable method who was short the option, for assignment.
Some of their later works include the Tilden Home NYC, the William Vanderbilt Home, NYC, The Equitable Insurance Building, NYC, Grace Church, NYC and Trinity Church, NYC.
Such measures shall include conflict management and post-conflict peace-building, addressing the roots of conflict by building state capacity and promoting equitable economic development."
Other such companies also founded by Westinghouse such as the Equitable Gas company and other "Equitable" energy/electronic companies were equal subsidiaries with DQE when it was a subsidiary of the Philadelphia Company.
He is also a director of Independent News and Media (UK), Vice Chairman of Tunbridge Wells Equitable Friendly Society, and a vice-president of the National Council for One Parent Families.
NMFA activities revolve around programs to educate the public, the military community, and the Congress on the rights and benefits of military families, as well as advocate for an equitable quality of life for those families.
Their goal was to ensure that the design and implementation of forest-related climate mitigation and adaptation measures under consideration in the Climate Change Agreement would be effective, efficient and equitable.
The structure of the conference provides a representative and equitable partnership among regulators, industry, academia, professional organizations and consumers to identify problems, formulate recommendations, and develop and implement practices that ensure food safety.
In 2005 a French Report on the linguistic situation in the European Union emphasizes that the most economically advantageous and equitable language policy is the learning and use of Esperanto for international communication.
Karnataka claims that these agreements were skewed heavily in favour of the Madras Presidency, and has demanded a renegotiated settlement based on "equitable sharing of the waters".
Friends of the Earth's mission is to be the human voice of the earth to bring about a peaceful, just, equitable and sustainable society, respectful of present and future generations by inspiring change and promoting solutions.
The states eventually succeeded in regulating the industry and passing laws for the equitable distribution of oil royalties.
It would be more equitable for the business which manufactures and sells a problematic product to bear part of the cost of its ultimate disposal. Ecologically destructive practices, such as overfishing or other endangering depletions of resources are avoided by TBL companies.
While the motive of this number was to simply assign responsibility for a cleanup, such stark honesty opens not just an economic but political door to some kind of negotiation — presumably to reduce that ratio in time to something seen as more equitable.
Representative Crowley holds the view “that reducing barriers to investment, creating opportunities for small businesses, and providing equitable working conditions for all Americans can and should be part of our national economic policy” He has supported federal spending as a way to increase economic growth.
This online campaign set out to establish an equitable royalty rate in Internet broadcasting.
Kerala's gender relations are among the most equitable in India and the Majority World.
He argued that it would be more equitable and would have been much cheaper to build the headquarters in the suburbs.
It aims to provide leadership and networks to support the development of the profession and its effective participation in the realization of attractive, equitable and sustainable environments.
It is unnecessary to inquire into the sufficiency of other grounds for equitable relief which are alleged in the bill.
The buildings serve as offices for New-York-based AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, and have illuminated logos on top.
His disciple, Edward Rowe Mores was finally able to establish the Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorship in 1762.
In Australia, the High Court in "ABC v Lenah Game Meats" (2001) 208 CLR 199 at stated that the purpose of the interlocutory injunction is to preserve identifiable legal or equitable rights.
The basic proposition remains that where interlocutory injunctive relief is sought in a Judicature system court, it is necessary to identify the legal (which may be statutory) or equitable rights which are to be determined at trial and in respect of which there is sought final relief which may or may not be injunctive in nature.
Its mandate was to "support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world."
To implement it, he has created a "platform of fair and equitable dialogue – a bridge – between preserved "Índios" and western scientists" to valorize the ancestral knowledge of the "Índios" and the Amazonian biodiversity.
Jack Faust's contributions in the field of business include serving on the boards of Pacific Northwest Bell, Equitable Savings Loan and Western Savings Bank.
The Palais Equitable, which was built on the site in 1891, incorporates the Stock im Eisen in a niche.
The Ritz Carlton, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Georgia-Pacific Building, SunTrust Plaza (where more than 60 people had to be relocated out of their offices), Equitable Building, and Georgia State University also had windows blown out (300 at Equitable alone), as did The Tabernacle (a former church with stained glass that is now a concert venue).
If the parties are unable to agree on compensation to be received by the contractor for the modified work, the contractor shall be entitled to an equitable adjustment.
'The goal of an equitable adjustment is to place the contractor in the position he would have been in had the change not been encountered'.
If they are unable to agree, the contractor is entitled to an equitable adjustment in accordance with the cost principles contained in Part 31 of the FAR.
One of the fundamental tenets is that a contractor cannot claim an equitable adjustment where it incurs additional costs or performance delays voluntarily, rather than as a result of government action.
Another tenet is that a contractor cannot prevail on its claim for equitable adjustment unless it shows that its interpretation of the contract is reasonable.
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quiver - tremble; shake; N.
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
injurious - harmful; causing injury
askew - crookedly; slanted; at an angle
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
candor - frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy