phalansterian

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phal·an·ster·y

 (făl′ən-stĕr′ē)
n. pl. phal·an·ster·ies
1.
a. A self-sustaining cooperative community of the followers of Fourierism. Also called phalanx.
b. The buildings in such a community.
2. An association resembling a Fourierist phalanstery.

[French phalanstère : phalange, phalanx (from Latin phalanx, phalang-; see phalanx) + (mona)stère, monastery (from Late Latin monastērium; see monastery).]

phal′an·ste′ri·an (-stîr′ē-ən) adj. & n.
phal′an·ste′ri·an·ism n.
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phalansterian

(ˌfælənˈstɪərɪən) or

phalansterist

n
(Sociology) a person who supports the idea of phalansterism
adj
(Sociology) relating to (the idea of) phalansterism
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