equitable principle

noun

  • Contract Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Common law systems

Definitions of equitable principle

  • a basic rule developed from suits in equity (=common law legal principles applied to achieve fairness where the strict rules of law would be too severe or unkind) that treats everyone in a fair and equal way

    The bill would reduce judicial reliance on equitable principles, which can be uncertain in their application to a modern market.

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