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English definition of “fair”

fair

adjective     /feər/ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
treating people equally and in a way that is right and reasonable : It's the government's job to make sure that the tax system is fair and equitable .be fair on sb The new regulations are not fair on working parents . Everyone has the right to a fair trial . Corporations must pay their fair share of the cost of the construction work .
a fair price , wage , rent , etc. is not too high or too low : All we're asking for is a fair wage . Local growers must be given a fair price for their produce .
(Definition of fair adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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