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e·qual′i·tar′i·an·ism n.
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adj, n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a less common word for egalitarian
eˌqualiˈtarianˌism n
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(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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In protesting the war, often in the absence of strong clerical peace leadership, CPFers embraced the reforms of the Second Vatican Council and gave birth to a new, more equalitarian dynamic within the American Catholic Church.
Rising above personal ambitious and selfishness, as well as the dominance of a few wealthy families, Anabaptists should establish new "rules of the road" to re-order the internal families of their communities in hopes that they can realize finally the equalitarian nature of true "kingdom" communities.
The purpose of this paper, however, is to point out that Morris shares with Orwell a certain valuation of tradition and the national past (whether medieval or Edwardian), of individuality within an equalitarian community, and a "love of the earth" as they put it in almost identical words--that is to say, of Nature and the countryside (see Morris in News from Nowhere passim, and "The Society of the Future" 458, and Orwell in "Why I Write" 6).
But as Margaret Hobbs makes clear, women's groups continued to be split over the question of individualist, equalitarian rights for women and their supposed biological differences, which rendered work for women a necessity and not a right.
Among the four-or-more-years-of-college group, white women should perceive their lower status and clamor for; while comparing them with white women who are high school graduates and 1-3 years-of-college educated, there should be less of an urgency among the latter groups for equalitarian status goals since they are far less distanced from white male status privilege.
Such a picture of equalitarian family situation as perceived also from personal experience of Turkish Cypriot women fostered the impression that this equality also exists in the labor market.
The truth is that in an equalitarian society these traits would be individual not sex-determined.
The frontier had indeed contributed to the American as an "individualist, a democrat, an equalitarian, and a utilitarian." The American, Hacker wrote, "conquered the wilderness with his own hands and carved out a freehold for himself and his family," and established democracies.
In recent years, the equalitarian dogma has run headlong into some very bad karma.
The tide of the Civil War, of history, determined that Lincoln would elevate the principles of majority rule and equality in pursuit of victory, and that America would become more equalitarian and majoritarian, and less libertarian, than its founders intended.
The emphasis on social solidarity and social values that was so central to Che's thinking and practice is evident in the modest life style and equalitarian and spartan conditions of the leaders and cadres of the fourth wave.