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egalitarianism

[ih-gal-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ɪˌgæl ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, social, or economic life.
2.
active promotion of this belief.
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Examples from the web for egalitarianism
  • Historically, this has been a country that prided itself on its egalitarianism.
  • Our communications reflect that growing egalitarianism.
  • It's true that public policy reinforces the egalitarianism.
  • Offers a middle ground between extreme egalitarianism and positions that dismiss animal rights.
  • Higher education has also suffered from misguided egalitarianism.
  • Beneath the self-conscious egalitarianism of the weekends, where.
  • Quakers were successful in garrison towns, for example, where their egalitarianism posed a military threat.
  • Countries that still insist on clinging to egalitarianism are paying a heavy price.
  • Trying to enforce egalitarianism for information is ridiculous and futile.
Word Origin and History for egalitarianism
n.

1932, from egalitarian + -ism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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