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Definition the value of an asset after all debts upon it are paid

Equity is also the noun form of  equitable; i.e., to be fair and reasonable to everyone.
  • They bought the house without a 3% down payment, but now have negative equity.
  • After a full enquiry, they unanimously sign'd a report that they found the tax had been assess'd with perfect equity.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Equity is the only acceptable goal.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He balked around for a while, said it was all a question of balancin' the equities or something, that I was in an interesting but tenuous position.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Let us resume our lives with equity and decency.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • I disagreed silently, but I realized how necessary it was for Moody to believe in the equity of Iranian justice.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Bank loans and sweat equity.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I don't know how interesting it is, but before joining the Circle, I was in private equity, and before that I was part of a group that started—"
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • 99:4 The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • I've expended considerable equity on you.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • "That," continued the cardinal, "arose not only from a feeling of natural equity, but likewise from a plan I have marked out with respect to you."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He had no doubts about the equity of the deal; his sanity, for serviceable legs.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • But they would join together to support their common interest and desire to uphold the equity and principals of the Constitution.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • It's just that I know where the equities lie.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • ] And thou, his yokefellow of equity, Bench by his side:—[To Kent.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Therefore, I saw that here was a sort of interregnum in Providence; for its even-handed equity never could have so gross an injustice.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Whether those pleading orators were persons educated in the general knowledge of equity, or only in provincial, national, and other local customs?
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • When the two parties are not private individuals, but States, an important political consideration is added to the same motive of equity.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • She sold the place off to Ole Jurgensen, sent their equity on down to them in California, didn't try to hold back their money.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • An the Prince and Pointz be not two arrant cowards, there's no equity stirring: there's no more valour in that Pointz than in a wild duck.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1

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