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[ih-kwol-i-tair-ee-uh n]
  1. pertaining or adhering to the doctrine of equality among all people; egalitarian.
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  1. a person who adheres to the doctrine of equality among all people.
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Origin of equalitarian

First recorded in 1790–1800; equalit(y) + -arian
Related formse·qual·i·tar·i·an·ism, nounpseu·do·e·qual·i·tar·i·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for equalitarian

Historical Examples

  • But the equalitarian formulæ of the Revolution carried it into a criticism of the very property it had risen to protect.

    A Short History of the World

    H. G. Wells

  • But on the other hand, these equalitarian plainnesses leave an open field for the insolence of Jack-in-office.

    Across the Plains

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • The present position is one of unresolved discord between the economic and the equalitarian schools.

  • But its equalitarian formul carried it into a criticism of the very property it had risen to protect.

  • Even more—love is the only pleasure which truly has a universal and equalitarian character.

British Dictionary definitions for equalitarian


adjective, noun
  1. a less common word for egalitarian
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Derived Formsequalitarianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for equalitarian


1799, in reference to the doctrine that all mankind are equal, from equality on model of humanitarian, etc.

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