- 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
Examples from the Web for egalitarian
Contemporary Examples of egalitarian
Americans pride themselves on an egalitarian society open to all.Why Some Americans Are More Equal Than Others
September 2, 2014
This egalitarian impulse was in part driven by people returning from WW II and Korea, many of whom benefited from the GI Bill.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class
August 10, 2014
Capitalist, however corrupt; bureaucratic, however inefficient; egalitarian, however much we struggle for status and recognition.The Real Clash of Civilizations
March 1, 2014
The politics of class war are safely neutered by storylines that feature an egalitarian, uniting notion of decency.What ‘Downton Abbey’ Can Teach The Queen
January 29, 2014
It was just the right level of egalitarian comfort and locavorism that a post-crash populace needed.Ace Hotel Founder Alex Calderwood’s Greatest Legacy
November 20, 2013
Historical Examples of egalitarian
But though it tended to be egalitarian it did not, of itself, tend to be humanitarian.
There was a declared intention of an egalitarian redistribution of wealth and assets.
Serbs, Bosnians and Croats divided the loot with the loftiest of egalitarian instincts.
Indeed, there was something in the very crudity of his social compliment that smacked, strangely enough, of that egalitarian soil.What I Saw in America
G. K. Chesterton
Most work beyond the primary work of agriculture was guarded by the egalitarian vigilance of the Guilds.
- 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
Word Origin and History for egalitarian
1885, from French égalitaire, from Old French egalite, from Latin aequalitatem (see equality). The noun is 1920.