Associations to the word «Equity»


EQUITY, noun. Ownership, especially in terms of net monetary value of some business.
EQUITY, noun. (legal) A legal tradition that deals with remedies other than monetary relief, such as injunctions, divorces and similar actions.
EQUITY, noun. (legal) Value of property minus liens or other encumbrances.
EQUITY, noun. (legal) An equitable claim; an equity of redemption.
EQUITY, noun. (accounting) Ownership interest in a company as determined by subtracting liabilities from assets.
EQUITY, noun. Justice, impartiality or fairness.
EQUITY OF REDEMPTION, noun. (legal) The advantage, allowed to a mortgager, of a certain or reasonable time to redeem lands mortgaged, after they have been forfeited at law by the non-payment of the sum of money due on the mortgage at the appointed time.

Dictionary definition

EQUITY, noun. The difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it.
EQUITY, noun. The ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation.
EQUITY, noun. Conformity with rules or standards; "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne