equity is a relaxing or alleviation of the law

It is a mitigating principle by the application of which substantial justice may be attained in particular cases wherein the prescribed or customary forms of law seem to be inadequate. 27 Am J2d Eq § 1. The Latin form of the principle is aequitas est laximentum juris. Pomeroy's Equity Jurisprudence, § 46.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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