- asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life.
- a person who adheres to egalitarian beliefs.
Origin of egalitarian
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- of, relating to, or upholding the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political, social, and economic equality
- an adherent of egalitarian principles
Word Origin for egalitarian
C19: alteration of equalitarian, through influence of French égal equal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1885, from French égalitaire, from Old French egalite, from Latin aequalitatem (see equality). The noun is 1920.
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