fairness fairness  /ˈfɛr nəs/


  1. (n) conformity with rules or standards
  2. (n) ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
  3. (n) the property of having a naturally light complexion
  4. (n) the quality of being good looking and attractive


  1. When it became a regulation in 1949, the Federal Communications Commission's fairness doctrine was considered a boon for electronic journalism.
  2. But the more important reason for it is to uphold a sense of fairness.
  3. The President believes the full cut is a matter of fairness, according to aides.


  1. School of Internet Marketing Instructor on The Marketplace Fairness Act

    Jonathan Goodman Discussed Internet Taxation via introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act (PRWeb June 15, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10837359.htm
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. 'Fairness hearing' on proposed lawsuit settlement offer is canceled

    The ‘Fairness Hearing’ scheduled Monday on the proposed settlement in the class action lawsuit brought by some residents against Atlantic Richfield Company related to past activities at the Yerington Copper Mine was recently cancelled and rescheduled for October.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

  3. Chelmsford Sewer Fairness Alliance working toward Town Meeting solution

    The Sewer Fairness Alliance of Chelmsford continues to plunge ahead toward a fall Town Meeting warrant article by uncovering data and refining its approach.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Chelmsford Independent


  1. President Obama said the new law threatens "to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Crosscut

  2. "I will not vote for - and no senator should vote for - an individual nominated by any president who is not fully committed to fairness and impartiality toward every person who appears before them," Sessions said.
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Jeff Sessions Source: CQPolitics.com

  3. "The longer these questions remain unanswered, the bigger the stain on our reputation as a country that believes in freedom, fairness and human rights grows," he said.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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