court of equity

court of equity
also court of conscience
: a court having jurisdiction over suits in equity and administering justice and providing remedies according to the rules and principles of equity

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Law.
a court having jurisdiction in equity or administering justice in accordance with the principles of equity.

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  • Court of equity — See also: Court of Chancery A chancery court, equity court or court of equity is a court that is authorized to apply principles of equity, as opposed to law, to cases brought before it. These courts began with petitions to the Lord Chancellor of… …   Wikipedia

  • Court of Equity — A court which has jurisdiction in equity, which administers justice and decides controversies in accordance with the rules, principles, and precedents of equity, and which follows the forms and procedure of chancery; as distinguished from a court …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Equity — A court which has jurisdiction in equity, which administers justice and decides controversies in accordance with the rules, principles, and precedents of equity, and which follows the forms and procedure of chancery; as distinguished from a court …   Black's law dictionary

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  • court of equity — Law. a court having jurisdiction in equity or administering justice in accordance with the principles of equity. * * * …   Universalium

  • court of equity — noun A court empowered to provide only equitable relief, but not to make rulings on questions of law, nor to award monetary damages …   Wiktionary

  • equity — eq·ui·ty / e kwə tē/ n pl ties [Latin aequitat aequitas fairness, justice, from aequus equal, fair] 1 a: justice according to fairness esp. as distinguished from mechanical application of rules prompted by considerations of equity comity between… …   Law dictionary

  • court — / kōrt/ n [Old French, enclosed space, royal entourage, court of justice, from Latin cohort cohors farmyard, armed force, retinue] 1 a: an official assembly for the administration of justice: a unit of the judicial branch of government the… …   Law dictionary

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