[ih-kwol-i-tair-ee-uh n]


pertaining or adhering to the doctrine of equality among all people; egalitarian.


a person who adheres to the doctrine of equality among all people.

Nearby words

  1. equal time,
  2. equal to,
  3. equal-area,
  4. equal-area projection,
  5. equali,
  6. equality,
  7. equality state,
  8. equalization,
  9. equalization payment,
  10. equalize

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 equalitarianism

  • He warns America against paralleling the decadence of Rome (ibid., 25), suggesting a Rousseauistic equalitarianism.

    Benjamin Franklin|Frank Luther Mott

British Dictionary definitions for equalitarianism


adjective, noun

a less common word for egalitarian
Derived Formsequalitarianism, noun

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Word Origin and History for equalitarianism



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

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