Equity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈekwəti|  American pronunciation of the word equity
Brit.  |ˈɛkwɪti|  British pronunciation of the word equity


- the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
- the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation
- conformity with rules or standards (syn: fairness)


In making these decisions we should be governed by the principle of equity.

We've been slowly paying off our mortgage and building up equity in our house.

a society run on the principles of equity and justice

Many were tempted by a piece of the equity action and compromised their integrity.

Structured securities blend elements of debt and equity.

Word forms

singular: equity
plural: equities
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