Equitable Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Equitable.

Equitable (adjective)

  1. Pertaining to a fair and just course of action, rather than strictly following the legal procedure. It implies considering the circumstances and providing a solution that is ethically right, beyond legal formalities.

  2. Reflecting actions or court-imposed orders that are intended to resolve conflicts or provide relief, rather than monetary compensation. This commonly refers to non-financial actions that the court orders one party to perform to resolve a dispute.