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.
noun
  1. a person who adheres to egalitarian beliefs.

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
noun
  1. an adherent of egalitarian principles
Derived Formsegalitarianism, noun

Word Origin for egalitarian

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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