equitable vs just what difference

what is difference between equitable and just

English

Alternative forms

  • æquitable (obsolete)

Etymology

From French équitable, from Old French, from equité (equity).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛk.wɪ.tə.bəl/

Adjective

equitable (comparative more equitable, superlative most equitable)

  1. Marked by or having equity.
  2. Fair, just, or impartial.
    • 1748, David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral, London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 33.
      I may justly require you to produce that argument; nor have you any pretence to refuse so equitable a demand.
  3. (law) Relating to the general principles of justice that correct or supplement the provisions of the law.

Related terms

  • equity

Translations

See also

  • equitabilis

Middle French

Alternative forms

  • aequitable

Adjective

equitable m or f (plural equitables)

  1. equitable (fair, just, even, balanced)

Descendants

  • French: équitable
    • English: equitable


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /d͡ʒʌst/
  • Rhymes: -ʌst

Etymology 1

From Middle English juste, from Old French juste, from Latin iūstus (just, lawful, rightful, true, due, proper, moderate), from Proto-Italic *jowestos, related to Latin iūs (law, right); ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yew-. Compare Scots juist (just), Saterland Frisian juust (just), West Frisian just (just), Dutch juist (just), German Low German jüst (jüst), German just (just), Danish just (just), Swedish just (just). Doublet of giusto.

Alternative forms

  • jes, jes’, jest, jist, jus’

Adjective

just (comparative juster or more just, superlative justest or most just)

  1. Factually right, correct; factual.
    It is a just assessment of the facts.
  2. Rationally right, correct.
  3. Morally right; upright, righteous, equitable; fair.
    It looks like a just solution at first glance.
    • c. 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1, Act, Scene ,[1]
      My lord, we know your grace to be a man
      Just and upright.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Colossians 4:1,[2]
      Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
    • 1901, H. G. Wells, The First Men in the Moon, Chapter 23,[3]
      Looking back over my previously written account of these things, I must insist that I have been altogether juster to Cavor than he has been to me.
  4. Proper, adequate.
Synonyms
  • right, correct
  • righteous, equitable
  • proper, adequate
Antonyms
  • unjust
Derived terms
  • justly
  • justness
  • sleep of the just
Related terms
  • justice
Translations

Adverb

just (not comparable)

  1. Only, simply, merely.
  2. (sentence adverb) Used to reduce the force of an imperative; simply.
  3. Used to convey a less serious or formal tone
  4. Used to show humility.
  5. (degree) absolutely, positively
  6. Moments ago, recently.
  7. By a narrow margin; closely; nearly.
  8. Exactly, precisely, perfectly.
    • And having just enough, not covet more.
Synonyms
  • (only): merely, simply; see also Thesaurus:merely
  • (recently): freshly, lately, newly
  • (by a narrow margin): barely, hardly, scarcely; see also Thesaurus:slightly
  • (exactly): on the dot, smack-dab; see also Thesaurus:exactly
Derived terms
Translations

Interjection

just

  1. (slang) Expressing dismay or discontent.

Etymology 2

Variation of joust, presumably ultimately from Latin iuxta (near, besides).

Noun

just (plural justs)

  1. A joust, tournament.

Verb

just (third-person singular simple present justs, present participle justing, simple past and past participle justed)

  1. To joust, fight a tournament.
Translations

References

  • just in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • just in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • UJTs, juts

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan, from Latin iūstus, jūstus.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈʒust/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒust/

Adjective

just (feminine justa, masculine plural justs or justos, feminine plural justes)

  1. fair; just
    Antonym: injust
  2. perfect, almost perfect

Derived terms

  • justament
  • justesa
  • preu just
  • tot just

Related terms

  • injust
  • injustícia
  • justícia

Adverb

just

  1. justly

Further reading

  • “just” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “just” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “just” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “just” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Estonian

Etymology

From Middle Low German just or Swedish just. Possibly from German just. See also justament

Adverb

just

  1. exactly, precisely, just
    Sa tulid just parajal ajal.

    You came just at the right time.
  2. recently, just now, just
    Ma jõudsin just koju.

    I just got home.
  3. really (softens what has been said)
    Ta pole just töökas mees.

    He isn’t much of a worker.

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowed from Swedish just.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈjust/, [ˈjus̠t̪]
  • Rhymes: -ust
  • Syllabification: just

Adverb

just

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) just, exactly, precisely, perfectly
  2. (colloquial) recently, just now

Interjection

just

  1. (colloquial) I see, uh-huh, oh well

Synonyms

both:

  • aivan
  • juuri
  • justiin
  • justiinsa
  • justsa

adverb:

  • ihan
  • tarkalleen
  • täsmälleen

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin iūstus, jūstus.

Adjective

just

  1. just, right, correct, proper
  2. exact
  3. adequate
  4. apt

Derived terms

  • justeapont
  • justeben

Related terms

  • justâ
  • juste
  • justece
  • justificâ
  • justizie

German

Etymology

Latin iūste, iūstus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jʊst/

Adverb

just

  1. (solemn) just
    Synonyms: gerade, (archaic) justament

Further reading

  • “just” in Duden online
  • “just” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Latvian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [just]

Verb

just (tr., 1st conj., pres. jūtu, jūti, jūt, past jutu)

  1. to feel (to perceive with one’s sense organs)
  2. to sense
  3. to palp
  4. to have a sensation

Conjugation

Derived terms

prefixed verbs:
  • izjust
  • pajust
  • sajust
other derived terms:
  • justies

Old French

Verb

just

  1. third-person singular past historic of gesir

Romagnol

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʝi.ˈust/

Adjective

just m pl

  1. masculine plural of jóst

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French juste, Latin jūstus, iūstus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʒust/

Adjective

just m or n (feminine singular justă, masculine plural juști, feminine and neuter plural juste)

  1. just, correct

Synonyms

  • drept, adevărat, echitabil

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adverb

just (not comparable)

  1. just; quite recently; only moments ago
  2. just; only, simply
  3. exactly, precisely
    Just nu

    Right now (At this precise moment)
    Det var just vad jag ville ha!

    That’s exactly what I wanted!

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