﻿
parity
I noun alikeness, analogy, approximation, balance, close correspondence, coequality, comparability, comparison, correlation, correspondence, equability, equality, equation, equilibrium, equipoise, equivalence, equivalency, identical value, identicalness, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, sameness, semblance, similarity, similtude, state of being equal, symmetry, uniformity associated concepts: wage parity II index analogy, balance (equality), correspondence (similarity), equipoise, identity (similarity), resemblance

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

parity
n.
(1) Equality, particularly of pay or status; equivalence of goods.
(2) A method of regulating prices for farm goods by making them equivalent to prices set on a particular date.
(3) One country’s value in terms of another’s at a particular rate of exchange.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

parity
Equality in amount or value. Equivalence of prices of farm products to the prices existing at some former date (the base period) or to the general cost of living; equivalence of prices of goods or services in two different markets. The relationship between two currencies such that they are exchangeable for each other at the par or official rate of exchange.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

parity
Equality in amount or value. Equivalence of prices of farm products to the prices existing at some former date (the base period) or to the general cost of living; equivalence of prices of goods or services in two different markets. The relationship between two currencies such that they are exchangeable for each other at the par or official rate of exchange.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

• Parity — is a concept of equality of status or functional equivalence. It has several different specific definitions.* Parity (physics), the name of the symmetry of interactions under spatial inversion * Parity (mathematics) indicates whether a number is… …   Wikipedia

• Parity — Par i*ty, n. [L. paritas, fr. par, paris, equal: cf. F. parit[ e]. See {Pair}, {Peer} an equal.] 1. The quality or condition of being equal or equivalent; a like state or degree; equality; equivalence; close correspondence; analogy; as, parity of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• parity — parity. Факт рождения ребенка; используется как количественный показатель при описании родословных <pedigree>: 0 живых детей нет (независимо от количества беременностей), 1, 2 и т.д. число родов (независимо от числа родившихся детей).… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

• parity — (n.) 1570s, equality of rank or status, from M.Fr. parité, from L.L. paritas equality, from L. adj. par (gen. paris) equal (see PAIR (Cf. pair) (n.)). Meaning condition in which adversaries have equal resources is from 1955, originally in… …   Etymology dictionary

• parity — [n] equality, balance adequation, affinity, agreement, analogy, approximation, closeness, coequality, conformity, congruity, consistency, correspondence, equal terms, equivalence, equivalency, likeness, nearness, par, parallelism, paraphernalia,… …   New thesaurus

• parity — ► NOUN 1) equality or equivalence. 2) Mathematics the fact of being an even or an odd number. ORIGIN Latin paritas, from par equal …   English terms dictionary

• parity — parity1 [par′ə tē] n. pl. parities [Fr parité < L paritas < par, equal: see PAR1] 1. the state or condition of being the same in power, value, rank, etc.; equality 2. resemblance; similarity 3. equivalence in value of one currency expressed …   English World dictionary

• parity — For convertibles, level at which a convertible security s market price equals the aggregate value of the underlying common stock; value/worth of the convertible bond considered only as an equity instrument ( conversion ratio times common price).… …   Financial and business terms

• parity — parity1 /par i tee/, n. 1. equality, as in amount, status, or character. 2. equivalence; correspondence; similarity; analogy. 3. Finance. a. equivalence in value in the currency of another country. b. equivalence in value at a fixed ratio between …   Universalium

• parity —    In communications, a simple form of error checking that uses an extra or redundant bit after the data bits but before the stop bit or bits. Parity may be set as follows:    • Odd    Indicates that the sum of all the 1 bit is set to zero; if it …   Dictionary of networking