**E*qual"i*ty** (?), n.; pl. Equalities (#). [L. *aequalitas*, fr. *aequalis* equal. See Equal.]

**1.**

The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value, rank, properties, etc.; as, the **equality** of two bodies in length or thickness; an **equality** of rights.

A footing ofequalitywith nobles.Macaulay.

**2.**

Sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity; as, an **equality** of temper or constitution.

**3.**

Evenness; uniformity; as, an **equality** of surface.

**4.** Math.

Exact agreement between two expressions or magnitudes with respect to quantity; -- denoted by the symbol =; thus, a = x signifies that a contains the same number and kind of units of measure that x does.

Confessional equality. See under Confessional.

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