Meaning of EQUALITY in English


/ iˈkwɒləti; NAmE iˈkwɑː-/ noun

[ U ] the fact of being equal in rights, status, advantages, etc. :

racial / social / sexual equality

equality of opportunity

the principle of equality before the law (= the law treats everyone the same)

Don't you believe in equality between men and women?

OPP inequality



late Middle English : via Old French from Latin aequalitas , from aequalis , from aequus even, level, equal.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.