- belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, social, or economic life.
- active promotion of this belief.
Origin of egalitarianism
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Related Wordsjustice, freedom, equality, commonwealth, suffrage, emancipation, republic, equalitarianism, egalitarianism
Examples from the Web for egalitarianism
No one knows where it came from—just like the myth of Scottish egalitarianism.
For a mere generation, UK-wide public policy had matched the notion of Scottish egalitarianism, at least moderately.
And how has the Scottish myth of egalitarianism survived two and a half centuries of severe inequality?
But in America, born free of any aristocracy, the arrival of modernism and egalitarianism was a far more gentle affair.Can We Divorce Our Elites?
April 13, 2014
Historically, the Cossack way of living was one of disorder and adaption, of individualism and egalitarianism.Cossacks: The Cowboys of Crimea
March 12, 2014
Word Origin and History for egalitarianism
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