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Concept of Equity

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The task of defining ?equity? is one whose relevance is very debatable. Some say equity should neither be defined nor evaluated nor quantified. Equity is also something hard to ?quantify?. It is nearly impossible to measure, from the moment it ceases to be a special category to its becoming a principle to be used in the judge?s professional life. However, without being over negative and pessimistic, and even admitting the possible danger involved in all definition?the danger of its becoming a stereotype or a stale cliché, of its having little to do with the plurality of perspectives which life offers, and though, in the case of equity, this danger is more than likely to become a probability?yet we still hold that a definition of equity might be essayed, at least from a triple perspective: from the historical-spatial; from the lexicographic; and from the logical-scientific.

Keywords: equity; historical-spatial; lexicographical perspective; logical-scientific perspective



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