equitable principle


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."

Phrase Bank for equitable principle

  • In all inter partes proceedings equitable principles of laches, estoppel, and acquiescence, where applicable may be considered and applied.

  • The overriding aim of all equitable principle is the prevention of unconscionable conduct.