1 the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
2 the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation
3 conformity with rules or standards; "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim" [syn: fairness] [ant: unfairness, unfairness]
EtymologyLatin 'aequĭtas' was used by Romans with the same meaning as Greek 'ἐπιείκια' which is the virtue of reduce Law's hardship when rigorousness would become unjust (Aristo. Ethics Book V). Aequĭtas was also the name of the fair trade's godness. Ref. Websters dictionaryhttp://www.websters-online-dictionary.com/translation/Latin/aequitas Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aequitas.
- ownership, especially in terms of net monetary value of some business.
- a legal tradition that deals with remedies other than monetary relief, such as injunctions, divorces and similar actions.
- The value of property minus liens or other encumbrances.
- the ownership interest in a company as determined by subtracting liabilities from assets.
- justice, impartiality and fairness
ownership, especially in terms of net monetary value of some business
a legal tradition that deals with remedies other than monetary relief
- Danish: billighedsret
the value of property minus liens or other encumbrances
- Danish: friværdi
the ownership interest in a company as determined by subtracting liabilities from assets
- Danish: egenkapital
justice, impartiality and fairness
- Danish: rimelighed, retfærdighed
- Finnish: oikeudenmukaisuus
Equity can refer to:
- Equity (law), a branch of jurisprudence in common law jurisdictions
- In many political and legal systems, a concept encompassing ideals of justice (fairness) and/or equality
- Equality, the philosophical ideal of valueing all human beings the same
- In poker strategy, the probability of winning a poker hand
- Intergenerational equity, equality and fairness in relationships between people of different ages
Business and Economics
- Stock, common or preferred financial stock
- Ownership equity, the value of an ownership interest in property
- Shareholders' equity, the owners' residual interest in the assets of an enterprise after deducting all its liabilities
- Equity investment
- Equity (economics), the study of fairness in economics
- Private equity, stock in a privately held company
- Brand equity, in marketing, the value built up in a brand
OrganizationsThe word equity is also used in the names of the following organizations:
- Actors' Equity Association, Labor union of actors and stage managers in the United States.
- Equity (trade union) (formerly British Actors' Equity Association), an association in the United Kingdom
- Canadian Actors' Equity Association, an association in Canada
- Equity Office Properties Trust, a company that owns and manages office buildings in the United States
- Forum Party of Alberta, also known as the Equity Party, a defunct political party from Alberta, Canada
- Equity Bank Limited, a bank based in Kenya
- Equity Music Group, a country music record label
equity in German: Equity
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