- An equitable election refers to the decision that a recipient of a benefit from a document, such as a will, must make. This decision involves choosing either to accept the benefit and disregard any disputes regarding the document, or to reject the benefit in order to contest the document
- After their father's passing, both siblings faced an equitable election regarding the items listed in the will.
- The trustee explained that Mary had to make an equitable election before proceeding with legal actions against the will.
- Due to the discrepancies in the will, it was necessary for the beneficiary to consider an equitable election.