What is "Equity"? Of Comparative Law, Time Travel and Judicial Cultures

@inproceedings{Debruche2009WhatI,
  title={What is "Equity"? Of Comparative Law, Time Travel and Judicial Cultures},
  author={A. Debruche},
  year={2009}
}
  • A. Debruche
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • What is "equity"? Does it mean the same as the word "equite" in French ? Can the word "equity", used in an English or an American legal text, be translated readily by equite without being misleading? The answer to those two last questions is no. In the language of the common law, "equity" means something very specific and much more complicated than what we have in mind when we say equite in our civil law traditions. The present paper, adapted from a lecture given in Brasilia, attempts to shed… CONTINUE READING
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