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equity (interest)

Definition:

the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation

Class:

possession noun (possession and transfer of possession)

Plural:

equities

Type of:

interest » share » assets » possession

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

sweat equity

Etymology:

Old French equite (13th century), from Latin aequitatem (nominative aequitas)...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of equity...

Definition references

New World Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural]

fairness; impartiality; justice | anything that is fair or equitable | [United States] the value of property beyond the total amount owed on it in ... (23 of 133 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equity

Britannica Encyclopedia:

equity [law]

in Anglo-American law, the custom of courts outside the common law or coded law. Equity provided remedies in situations in which precedent or ... (23 of 670 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/190876​/equity

Collins Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural] | Equity | Actors' Equity Association [sense-specific] | fairness [synonym, sense-specific]

the quality of being impartial or reasonable; fairness | an impartial or fair act, decision, etc | [law] a system of jurisprudence founded on ... (22 of 591 words, 7 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/equity

Columbia Encyclopedia:

equity | chancery

principles of justice originally developed by the English chancellor. In Anglo-American jurisprudence equitable principles and remedies are ... (17 of 477 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0817541​.html

Wikipedia:

Equity [disambiguation]

may refer to: Equity (finance), the value of an ownership interest in property, including shareholders' equity in a business Stock, the generic term for common equity securities is called stocks | Home equity, the difference between the market value... (38 of 401 words, 23 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Equity

Merriam-Webster:

equity | equities [plural] | disinterest [synonym, sense-specific] | disinterestedness [synonym, sense-specific] | detachment [synonym, sense-specific] | evenhandedness [synonym, sense-specific] | fair-mindedness [synonym, sense-specific] | fairness [synonym, sense-specific] | impartiality [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

justice according to natural law or right ; specifically, freedom from bias or favoritism ; something that is equitable | a system of law originating ... (24 of 280 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/equity

Oxford Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural] | Equity

the quality of being fair and impartial | [law] : a branch of law that developed alongside common law and is concerned with fairness and justice, ... (25 of 168 words, 6 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/equity

Random House Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural] | Equity [sense-specific] | Equity: Actors Equity Association [sense-specific] | an equity of redemption [sense-specific]

the quality of being fair or impartial; fairness; impartiality. | something that is fair and just. | [law] ; the application of the dictates of ... (23 of 166 words, 8 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/equity

American Heritage Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural]

The state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair. | Something that is just, impartial, and fair. | [law] ; Justice applied in ... (23 of 115 words, 10 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural]

[uncountable, formal] a fair and reasonable way of behaving towards people, ... | [uncountable, business] the value of a property after you have taken ... (23 of 108 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/equity

Cambridge Dictionary:

equity [entry 1]

[specialized] the value of a company, which is divided into many equal ... | the value of a property after you have paid any mortgage or other charges ... (27 of 87 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/equity 1

equity [entry 2]

[formal] when everyone is treated fairly and equally | [law] in English-speaking countries, a system of justice which allows a fair judgment of a case ... (24 of 51 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/equity 2

Wiktionary:

equity | equities [plural] | æquity [archaic, sense-specific]

Ownership, especially in terms of net monetary value of some business. | [law] A legal tradition that deals with remedies other than monetary relief, such as injunctions, divorces and similar actions. | [law] Value of property minus liens or other ... (38 of 61 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/equity

Encarta Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural]

actions, treatment of others, or a general condition characterized by justice, fairness, and impartiality | justice applied in conformity with the ... (20 of 153 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608978​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

equity

First use: early 14th century

Origin: Old French equite (13th century), from Latin aequitatem (nominative aequitas) "equality, conformity, symmetry, fairness", from ... (18 of 47 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=equity

Merriam-Webster:

equity | equities [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English equite, from Anglo-French equité, from Latin aequitat-, aequitas, from aequus equal, fair

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/equity

Wiktionary:

equity

Origin: Attested in the 14th Century CE; from Old French equité, from Latin aequitatem ("conformity", "evenness", "fairness").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/equity

New World Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural]

Origin: Middle English equite from Old French équité from Latin aequitas, equality from aequus: see "equal"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equity

Collins Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural] | Equity

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French equite, from Latin aequitās, from aequus level, equal

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/equity

American Heritage Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural]

Origin: Middle English equite, from Old French, from Latin aequitās, from aequus, even, fair.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equity

Oxford Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural] | Equity

Origin: Middle English: from Old French equité, from Latin aequitas, from aequus "equal"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/equity

Encarta Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French équité from Latin aequitas from Latin aequus "equal, even"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608978​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural] | Equity

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "equity"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/equity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "equity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/equity

Equity [theater]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Equity"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

equity | equities [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "equity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/equity

Equity [theater]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Equity"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

equity [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "equity"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "equity"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/equity 1

the Free Dictionary:

equity

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "equity"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "equity"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "equity" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/equity

Google Dictionary:

equity

Audio: English pronunciation of "equity"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

equity

Audio: North American pronunciation of "equity"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=equity​01 word=equity

YourDictionary Audio:

equity

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "equity" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equity

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