egalitarianism


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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.

egalitarianism

a social and political philosophy asserting the equality of all men, especially in their access to the rights and privileges of their society. Also equalitarianism.egalitarian, n., adj.
See also: Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egalitarianism - the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
Translations

egalitarianism

[ɪˌgælɪˈtɛərɪənɪzəm] Nigualitarismo m

egalitarianism

[ɪˌgælɪˈtɛərɪənɪzəm] négalitarisme m

egalitarianism

nEgalitarismus m

egalitarianism

[ɪˌgælɪˈtɛərɪənɪzm] negualitarismo
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