equity

Equity is the state or quality of being fair. In classrooms, it's important to establish equity as any hint of unfairness turns everyone against the teacher.

In finance, equity refers to the value of a business or piece of property after subtracting the amount of the mortgage. Also in finance, equities are stocks, in contrast to bonds. Equity is from Middle English equite, from Old French équité, from Latin aequitas "equality," from aequus "equal."

Definitions of equity
  1. noun
    the quality of being fair, reasonable, or impartial
    synonyms: fairness
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    Antonyms:
    inequity, unfairness
    injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards
    types:
    non-discrimination
    fairness in treating people without prejudice
    sportsmanship
    fairness in following the rules of the game
    type of:
    justice, justness
    the quality of being just or fair
  2. noun
    the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation
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    types:
    sweat equity
    interest in a building that a tenant earns by contributing to its renovation or maintenance
    type of:
    interest, stake
    (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
  3. noun
    the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
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    type of:
    assets
    anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
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