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phalansterian

[fal-uh n-steer-ee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a phalanstery.
  2. of or relating to phalansterianism.
noun
  1. a member of a phalanstery.
  2. an advocate of phalansterianism; a Fourierist.

Origin of phalansterian

First recorded in 1835–45; phalanstery + -an
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Examples from the Web for phalansterian

Historical Examples

  • It was a rich and obliging fellow, although a phalansterian.

    Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

    Henry Murger

  • The slight allusion in all the writers of the 'Phalansterian' class, to the subject of marriage, is rather remarkable.

  • No, sir; no one yet knows of the foolishness and infamy which the phalansterian system contains.

    What is Property?

    P. J. Proudhon