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Justice - or, more precisely, the just distribution of a family's resources - is a central issue in family relationships. These resources can be material, such as money and property, or intangible, such as love, recognition, status, and security. One may thus speak of an ongoing "equity dialogue."

Definition extracted with permission from Simon, Fritz, et al, Family Process, Inc.: Language of Family Therapy: A Systemic Vocabulary and Source Book (Family Process Press Series)