epieikés: seemly, equitable, yieldingOriginal Word: ἐπιεικής, έςPart of Speech:
gentle, mild, forbearing, fair, reasonableDefinition:
gentle, mild, forbearing, fair, reasonable, moderate.
1933 epieikḗs(an adjective, derived from 1909 /epí, "on, fitting" and eikos, "equitable, fair"; also see the noun-form, 1932 /epieíkeia, "equity-justice") – properly, equitable; "gentle" in the sense of truly fair by relaxing overly strict standards in order to keep the "spirit of the law."
1933 /epieikḗs ("justice beyond ordinary justice") builds on the real intent (purpose) of what is really at stake (note the epi, "upon") – and hence, is true equity that appropriately fulfills the spirit (not just the letter) of the law.
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(see also eikó
seemly, equitable, yieldingNASB Translation