ETYM French équitable, from équité. Related to Equity.
Implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to all; SYN. just.
ETYM French juste, Latin justus, from jus right, law, justice; orig., that which is fitting; akin to Skr. yu to join. Related to Injury, Judge, Jury, Giusto.
Used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting.
ETYM Old Eng. right, riht, as. riht.
(Homonym: rite, wright, write).
1. Being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; on the right when facing downstream.
2. Pertaining to the right hand (as opposed to left); .
3. Intended for the right hand; SYN. right-hand.
4. Correct in opinion or judgment; SYN. correct.
5. In conformance with justice or law or morality.
6. In or into a satisfactory condition.
7. Of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face outward.
8. Of or belonging to the political or intellectual right.
9. (Geometry) Having the axis perpendicular to the base.
ETYM Old Eng. rightways, rightwise, as. rightwîs; riht right + wîs wise, having wisdom, prudent. Related to Right, Wise.
1. Characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice.
2. Morally justified.
1. Legally valid
2. Just, equitable
3. Having a just or legally established claim; legitimate
4. Held by right or just claim; legal
5. Proper, fitting
1. Having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle
2. Characterized by honesty and fairness; SYN. straight.
3. Without evasion or compromise; SYN. straightforward.
4. (Informal) Leaving no balance
5. (Slang) Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned; SYN. straight.