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phalanstery

[ fal-uhn-ster-ee ]
/ ˈfæl ənˌstɛr i /
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noun, plural phal·an·ster·ies.

(in Fourierism)
  1. the buildings occupied by a phalanx.
  2. the community itself.
any similar association, or the buildings they occupy.

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Origin of phalanstery

1840–50; <French phalanstère, blend of phalangephalanx and monastèremonastery
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British Dictionary definitions for phalanstery

phalanstery
/ (ˈfælənstərɪ, -strɪ) /

noun plural -steries

(in Fourierism)
  1. buildings occupied by a phalanx
  2. a community represented by a phalanx
any similar association or the buildings occupied by such an association

Word Origin for phalanstery

C19: from French phalanstère, from phalange phalanx, on the model of monastère monastery
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