From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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equityeq‧ui‧ty /ˈekwəti/ noun 1 [uncountable] formalFAIR a situation in which all people are treated equally and no one has an unfair advantage OPP inequity a society run on the principles of equity and justice2 [uncountable] technicalBF the amount of money that you would have left if you sold your house and paid off the money you borrowed to buy the house3 equities4 [uncountable] lawFAIR the principle that a fair judgment must be made in a situation where the existing laws do not provide an answer
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equityTrading was comparatively light in both currency and equity markets, but the collapse in confidence seemed widespread.Its domestic equity funds account for only $ 13 billion of its $ 145 billion in assets under management.Reflection on the basic rationale of equity investment, that is.It seems to us to contravene all normal rules of equity that they should be able to behave in this fashion.The rankings were based on return on equity.Shareholders and creditors agree to restructure debts and payment schedules and, often, to swap debt for riskier equity.San Francisco-based Schwab returned 30 percent on shareholders' equity, up from 29 percent a year ago.These ownership forms are generally reflected by a simpler method of presentation of the equity section.All human beings want to be treated with equity and respect.
EquityEquity 1 a trade union in the UK for actors and actresses in film, theatre, TV, and radio2 a trade union in the US for actors and actresses who perform in the theatre. Its full name is the Actor's Equity Association. AFTRA, SAGFrom King Business Dictionaryequityeq‧ui‧ty /ˈekwəti/ noun (plural equities)1[uncountable]FINANCE the capital that a company has from shares rather than from loansThe CEO has been moving toward the use of equity rather than debt.The strong stock market will encourage more companies to use equity to finance acquisitions.SAS will need to raise additional equity to complete the SKr20 billion of aircraft purchases it plans.They plan to raise $100m by releasing at least 5% of equity in the company. see also brand equity, external equity, return on equity book equity deferred equity negative equity owners' equity private equity shareholder equity stockholder equity stub equity tier 1 equity2equities [plural]FINANCE trading in companies’ shares on a stockmarket, rather than trading on other types of marketinvestors seeking to place funds in equitiesMilan equities finished mostly higher.3[uncountable]FINANCE in MORTGAGE or HIRE PURCHASE lending, the amount that would be left for the borrower if the property or asset was sold and the remaining loan repaidequity inThey have seen the equity in their home rise tenfold.4[uncountable]LAW the principle that a fair judgement must be made where the existing laws do not provide a clear answer in a particular caseThe courts have been willing to look at the settlement of arguments on the basis of equity rather than strict legal principle.Origin equity (1300-1400) French équité, from Latin aequitas, from aequus; EQUAL1