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egalitarian

[ih-gal-i-tair-ee-uh n]
adjective
  1. asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life.
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noun
  1. a person who adheres to egalitarian beliefs.
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Origin of egalitarian

1880–85; alteration of equalitarian with French égal replacing equal
Related formse·gal·i·tar·i·an·ism, nounan·ti·e·gal·i·tar·i·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-egalitarian

egalitarian

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or upholding the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political, social, and economic equality
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noun
  1. an adherent of egalitarian principles
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Derived Formsegalitarianism, noun

Word Origin

C19: alteration of equalitarian, through influence of French égal equal
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Word Origin and History for anti-egalitarian

egalitarian

adj.

1885, from French égalitaire, from Old French egalite, from Latin aequalitatem (see equality). The noun is 1920.

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