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e·qual′i·tar′i·an·ism n.


adj, n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a less common word for egalitarian
eˌqualiˈtarianˌism n


(ɪˌgæl ɪˈtɛər i ən)

1. asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, esp. in political, economic, or social life.
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.
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Noun1.equalitarian - a person who believes in the equality of all people
moralist - a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
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They settled down into a recognition that, in the new conditions, what we termed a cultural politics linked to issues more basic than economic interests alone, was likely to mark the way to any renewal of equalitarian and cooperative hopes within the broader community.
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The inequalitarian pluralist system must be replaced by an equalitarian pluralist system--a form of government where unity and diversity are respected, and basic human rights are protected.
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Clearly enough, the suggestion is that equalitarian aspirations may find satisfaction in the social and cultural setting which graduates are said to enjoy.
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