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e·gal·i·tar·i·an

 (ĭ-găl′ĭ-târ′ē-ən)
adj.
Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.

[From French égalitaire, from égalité, equality, from Latin aequālitās, from aequālis, equal; see equal.]

e·gal′i·tar′i·an n.
e·gal′i·tar′i·an·ism n.

egalitarian

(ɪˌɡælɪˈtɛərɪən)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, relating to, or upholding the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political, social, and economic equality
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an adherent of egalitarian principles
[C19: alteration of equalitarian, through influence of French égal equal]
eˌgaliˈtarianˌism n

e•gal•i•tar•i•an

(ɪˌgæl ɪˈtɛər i ən)

adj.
1. asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, esp. in political, economic, or social life.
n.
2. one who adheres to egalitarian beliefs.
[1880–85; alter. of equalitarian with French égal replacing equal]
e•gal`i•tar′i•an•ism, n.

egalitarian

Believing in or promoting equal political, social, and economic rights for all people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egalitarian - a person who believes in the equality of all people
moralist - a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
elitist - someone who believes in rule by an elite group
Adj.1.egalitarian - favoring social equality; "a classless society"
democratic - characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; "democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier

egalitarian

adjective equal, just, fair, equable I believe in the notion of an egalitarian society.
Translations

egalitarian

[ɪˌgælɪˈtɛərɪən] ADJigualitario

egalitarian

[ɪˌgælɪˈtɛərɪən] adjégalitaire

egalitarian

adjegalitär; an egalitarian relationship between teacher and studentseine gleichberechtigte Beziehung zwischen Lehrer und Schülern
nVerfechter(in) m(f)des Egalitarismus

egalitarian

[ɪˌgælɪˈtɛərɪən] adjegualitario/a
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