fair adj
1: characterized by honesty and justice: free from self-interest, deception, injustice, or favoritism
a fair and impartial tribunal
2: reasonable as a basis for exchange
a fair wage
a fair valuation
3: consistent with merit or importance
fair and just compensation for the injuries
4: conforming with established laws or standards: being in accordance with a person's rights under the law
fair judicial process
fair·ly adv
fair·ness n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (just) adjective aequus, affording no undue advantage, appropriate, balanced, deserved, detached, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, fair-minded, fitting, honest, honorable, impartial, merited, objective, scrupulous, sporting, sportsmanlike, square, suitable, unbiased, uncolored, uncorrupted, uninfluenced, unprejudiced, unswayed, upright associated concepts: fair and impartial trial, fair hearing, fair on its face, fair preponderance of evidence, fair representation, fair trade, fair trial, fair wages II (satisfactory) adjective acceptable, adequate, bearable, decent, good enough, mediocre, medium, middling, moderate, moderately good, passable, reasonable, reasonably good, respectable, secundus, sufficient, suitable, tolerable, unexceptional, unobjectionable associated concepts: fair aggregate value, fair and equitable value, fair and reasonable compensation, fair and reasonable market value, fair and reasonable value, fair cash value, fair consideration, fair equivalent, fair market value, fair preponderance, fair return on investment, fair use, fair valuation, fair value III index adequate, attractive, average (standard), clean, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, high-minded, honest, impartial, imperfect, judicial, juridical, just, marginal, market (business), mediocre, neutral, nonpartisan, objective, open-minded, passable, right (correct), rightful, scrupulous, unbiased, unprejudiced, upright

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Impartial and just; according to stated rules and standards.

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

adj. Neutral; balanced; just; reasonable.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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