\ˈɛkwɪtəbə͡l dˌɪstɹɪbjˈuːʃən], \ˈɛkwɪtəbəl dˌɪstɹɪbjˈuːʃən], \ˈɛ_k_w_ɪ_t_ə_b_əl d_ˌɪ_s_t_ɹ_ɪ_b_j_ˈuː_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION
Sort: Oldest first
A legal principle, followed by most states, under which assets and earnings acquired during marriage are divided equitably (fairly) at divorce. In theory, equitable means equal, but in practice it often means that the higher wage earner gets two-thirds to the lower wage earner's one-third. If a spouse obtains a fault divorce, the "guilty" spouse may receive less than his equitable share upon divorce.
By Oddity Software
Word of the day
- Congenital, or rarely acquired, herniation meningeal spinal cord tissue through a bony defect vertebral column. majority these defects occur lumbosacral region. features include PARAPLEGIA, loss of sensation in the lower body, and incontinence. This condition may be associated with ARNOLD-CHIARI MALFORMATION HYDROCEPHALUS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp35-6)