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

  Equitable \Eq"ui*ta*ble\, a. [F. ['e]quitable, from
     ['e]quit['e]. See Equity.]
     1. Possessing or exhibiting equity; according to natural
        right or natural justice; marked by a due consideration
        for what is fair, unbiased, or impartial; just; as, an
        equitable decision; an equitable distribution of an
        estate; equitable men.
        [1913 Webster]
              No two . . . had exactly the same notion of what was
              equitable.                            --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Law) That can be sustained or made available or effective
        in a court of equity, or upon principles of equity
        jurisprudence; as, an equitable estate; equitable assets,
        assignment, mortgage, etc. --Abbott.
     Syn: Just; fair; reasonable; right; honest; impartial;
          candid; upright.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience;
             "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable
             distribution of gifts among the children" [syn:
             equitable, just] [ant: inequitable, unjust]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "equitable":
     balanced, defensible, deserved, detached, disinterested,
     dispassionate, due, equal, equivalent, ethical, even, evenhanded,
     fair, fair and square, fair-minded, fit, good, identical,
     impartial, impersonal, indifferent, judicious, just, justifiable,
     justified, lawful, legal, level, meet, meet and right, merited,
     moral, neutral, objective, open-minded, principled, proper,
     reasonable, right, right and proper, right-minded, rightful, same,
     square, stable, tolerant, unbiased, unbigoted, uncolored,
     undazzled, uninfluenced, unjaundiced, unprejudiced, unprepossessed,
     unswayed, warrantable, warranted

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

  EQUITABLE. That which is in conformity to the natural law. Wolff, Inst. Sec. 

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