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 for equality
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Equality \E*qual"i*ty\, n.; pl. Equalities. [L. aequalitas,
     fr. aequalis equal. See Equal.]
     1. The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in
        quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value,
        rank, properties, etc.; as, the equality of two bodies in
        length or thickness; an equality of rights.
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              A footing of equality with nobles.    --Macaulay.
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     2. Sameness in state or continued course; evenness;
        uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution.
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     3. Evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface.
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     4. (Math.) Exact agreement between two expressions or
        magnitudes with respect to quantity; -- denoted by the
        symbol =; thus, a = x signifies that a contains the same
        number and kind of units of measure that x does.
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     Confessional equality. See under Confessional.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or
           value or status [ant: inequality]
      2: a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally
         balanced; "on a par with the best" [syn: equality,
         equivalence, equation, par]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "equality":
     agreement, analogy, balance, bilateral symmetry, coequality,
     coincidence, comparability, comparison, conformity, congruence,
     congruity, consistency, correspondence, dynamic symmetry,
     egalitarianism, equilibrium, equivalence, equivalency, eurythmics,
     eurythmy, evenness, fairness, finish, harmony, homogeneity,
     homoousia, identity, impartiality, indistinguishability, justice,
     keeping, likeness, multilateral symmetry, no difference, oneness,
     par, parallelism, parity, polarity, proportion, proportionality,
     regularity, resemblance, sameness, self-identity, selfhood,
     selfness, selfsameness, shapeliness, similarity, similitude,
     symmetricalness, symmetry, synonymity, synonymousness, synonymy,
     trilateral symmetry, uniformity, unity

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EQUALITY. Possessing the same rights, and being liable to the same duties. 
  See 1 Toull. No. l70, 193, Int. 
       2. Persons are all equal before the law, whatever adventitious 
  advantages some may possess over others. All persons are protected by the 
  law, and obedience to it is required from all. 
       3. Judges in court, while exercising their functions, are all upon an 
  equality, it being a rule that inter pares non est potestas; a judge cannot, 
  therefore, punish another judge of the same court for using any expression 
  in court, although the words used might have been a contempt in any other 
  person. Bac. Ab., Of the court of sessions, of justices of the peace. 
       4. In contracts the law presumes the parties act upon a perfect 
  equality; when, therefore, one party uses any fraud or deceit to destroy 
  this equality, the party grieved may avoid the contract. In case of a grant 
  to two or more persons jointly, without designating what each takes, they 
  are presumed to take in equal proportion. 4 Day, 395. 
       5. It is a maxim, that when the equity of the parties is equal, the law 
  must prevail. 3 Call, R. 259. And that, as between different creditors, 
  equality is equity. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3725; 1 Page, R. 181. See Kames on Eq. 
  75. Vide Deceit; Fraud. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Equality, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    721
     Housing Units (2000): 333
     Land area (2000):     0.900939 sq. miles (2.333421 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.900939 sq. miles (2.333421 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            24348
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             37.736472 N, 88.344473 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     62934
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Equality, IL

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