Court of equity

often cap C&E : a court having jurisdiction over suits in equity and administering justice and providing remedies according to the rules and principles of equity
compare court of law
Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure abolishes the distinction between law and equity, and therefore there are no longer courts of equity in the federal system.

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