• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Equites (Rom. Antiq) An order of knights holding a middle place between the senate and the commonalty; members of the Roman equestrian order.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first building with an elevator was the six-story 130-foot Equitable Life Building in New York. It was built in 1870.
    • equites In ancient Rome, the knights, a body originally constituting the cavalry of the army, of patrician rank, and equipped by the state, but afterward comprising also rich plebeians, and in part finding their own equipments. The equites, or the equestrian order (in distinction from the senatorial order), finally lost in great part their distinctive military character, and were constituted as a class intermediate between the senatorial order and the ordinary citizens, based on certain limits of property, with a prescriptive right to judicial and financial offices, to high military rank, and to some social distinctions.
    • equites [capitalized] In zoology, a Linnean group of butterflies, corresponding to the old genus Papilio.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., pl. of eques, a horseman


In literature:

Nothing is more common in history than to see religious tyrants; nothing more rare than to find equitable, vigilant, enlightened princes.
"Superstition In All Ages (1732)" by Jean Meslier
It is difficult to judge them equitably.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
The level demonstrates to us, all that is just and equitable.
"The Mysteries of Free Masonry" by William Morgan
Those prices were not always equitable.
"Roumania Past and Present" by James Samuelson
Neque pedites neque equites occupare castellum Romanum poterant.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Can an income tax be framed which shall be equitable in principle and efficient in administration?
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index" by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
The acknowledgment of my own agency in this affair would, at least, transfer Thetford's indignation to myself, to whom it was equitably due.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
You can't even come to an equitable choice in selecting some agency to handle your machine.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
It is equitable and certain.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
Rifles were, however, always permitted to compete with them, under equitable restrictions.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IV. (of X.)" by Various

In poetry:

Make thou a fair and equitable law,
To bind thy congregation with its bands,
And cause thy people, through a pious awe,
To live exactly as that law commands.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
Ahasuerus Jenkins of the "Operatic Own,"
Was dowered with a tenor voice of super-Santley tone.
His views on equitation were, perhaps, a trifle queer.
He had no seat worth mentioning, but oh! he had an ear.
"Army Headquarters" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Laura Harrison of Franklin, Tennessee, and Goods Can Do win the hunt seat equitation class at the 2012 Adequan Select World Championship Show.
Lori Bucholz and Larks Happy Days win equitation over fences at the 2012 Adequan Select World Championship Show.
Even though he's Irish, Darragh Kenny shows the benefits of an education in a US equitation system.
You don't have to show in the equitation division to reap the benefits of its lessons, according to our columnist.
Parris Rice and Javah Mon won the hunt seat equitation world championship at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.
Hannah Bedwell of Ball Ground, Georgia, and AQHA horse Regal To A Te repeat as AQHYA world champions in equitation over fences.
Dionne Stigge of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Knee Deep In Assets take the 2012 AQHA world championship in amateur equitation over fences.
After three rounds of head-to-head competition, Kim McCormack emerged victorious in the over fences portion of the WEF Collegiate Equitation Challenge for the University of South Carolina.
In an effort to improve rules compliance, rules experts are proposing changes that make protest resolution easier, swifter, and more equitable.
Claiming it could not recover enough from the sale of the property to cover the cost of purchase of the property and the liens against it, US Bank petitioned the court for equitable relief in an effort to have the liens discharged.
Jenny Miller wants to win a world championship in western equitation.
According to Equitable Gas officials, after a section of pipe is replaced, the company or its contractors will restore the streets, sidewalks, yards, landscaping and more to meet City of Pittsburgh codes.
Snow plowing has been equitable.
NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi calls on delegates to continue fighting for workers rights, equitable funding for education, ending the achievement gap, a living wage for all and healthy and safe work environments.
Should they summon the skill and dexterity, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan could guide the country to the restoration of a more austere and modest government with more restrained entitlements and a more equitable and efficient tax code.

In science:

In other words, for a fixed equitable σ ∈ {0, 1}n we need to study the random hypergraph Hk (n, m) given that σ is a 2-coloring.
The condensation transition in random hypergraph 2-coloring
Furthermore, given σ , let Ze (d) be the number of equitable 2-colorings τ with Hamming distance dist(σ, τ ) = d.
The condensation transition in random hypergraph 2-coloring
Let us call a 2-coloring σ of a hypergraph H good if σ is equitable and the its local cluster C (σ) = (cid:8)τ ∈ S (H ) : dist(σ, τ ) ≤ 2−k/2n(cid:9) has size |C (σ)| ≤ E [Ze ].
The condensation transition in random hypergraph 2-coloring
If π is an equitable colouring of a graph G, we can define a the quotient graph Q(G, π) as follows.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
Suppose that π , π (cid:48) are equitable colourings with the same number of vertices of each colour.
Practical graph isomorphism, II