Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The state of being equal; uniformity.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The condition of possessing the same rights, privileges, and immunities, and being liable to the same duties. Equality is equity. Fran. Max. 9, max. 3. Thus, where an heir buys in an Incumbrance for less than is due upon it, (except it be to protect an incumbrance to which he himself is entitled,) he shall be allowed no more than what he really paid for it, as against other incumbrancers upon the estate. 2 Vent. 353 ; 1 Vern. 49; 1 Salk. 155.