Attention!
10 million Ukrainians without power because of Russia. Help us purchase electrical generators for churches.
Consider helping today!

Bible Dictionaries

King James Dictionary

Equity

Additional Links

EQ'UITY, n. L. oequitas, from oequus, equal, even, level.

1. Justice right. In practice, equity is the impartial distribution of justice, or the doing that to another which the laws of God and man, and of reason, give him a right to claim. It is the treating of a person according to justice and reason.

The Lord shall judge the people with equity. Psalms 98

With righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity. Isaiah 11

2. Justice impartiality a just regard to right or claim as, we must, in equity, allow this claim.
3. In law, an equitable claim. "I consider the wife's equity to be too well settled to be shaken."
4. In jurisprudence, the correction or qualification of law, when too severe or defective or the extension of the words of the law to cases not expressed, yet coming within the reason of the law. Hence a court of equity or chancery, is a court which corrects the operation of the literal text of the law, and supplies its defects, by reasonable construction, and by rules of proceeding and deciding, which are not admissible in a court of law. Equity then is the law of reason, exercised by the chancellor or judge, giving remedy in cases to which the courts of law are not competent.
5. Equity of redemption, in law, the advantage, allowed to a mortgager, of a reasonable time to redeem lands mortgaged, when the estate is of greater value than the sum for which it was mortgaged.

Copyright Statement
Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Equity'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/e/equity.html.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Equally
Next Entry
Er