- a community, social group, etc, in which all have rule and everyone is equal
C18 (coined by Robert Southey): from Greek, from panto- + isos equal + -cracy
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Examples from the Web for pantisocracy
Pantisocracy was indeed a happy episode for English literature.
The ideal is equality, and all society should be what Coleridge called a Pantisocracy.
Pantisocracy is relinquished; but he is engaged to be married.
Southey lost faith in Pantisocracy and went to live with his mother.Coleridge
Samuel Levy Bensusan
In early manhood Coleridge planned a Pantisocracy where all the virtues were to thrive.Obiter Dicta
Word Origin and History for pantisocracy
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