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egalitarian

[ih-gal-i-tair-ee-uh n] /ɪˌgæl ɪˈtɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life.
noun
2.
a person who adheres to egalitarian beliefs.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; alteration of equalitarian with French égal replacing equal
Related forms
egalitarianism, noun
antiegalitarian, adjective
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egalitarian

/ɪˌɡælɪˈtɛərɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or upholding the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political, social, and economic equality
noun
2.
an adherent of egalitarian principles
Derived Forms
egalitarianism, noun
Word Origin
C19: alteration of equalitarian, through influence of French égalequal
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Word Origin and History for anti-egalitarian

egalitarian

adj.

1885, from French égalitaire, from Old French egalite, from Latin aequalitatem (see equality). The noun is 1920.

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