noun, plural phal·an·ster·ies.
- the buildings occupied by a phalanx.
- the community itself.
Origin of phalanstery
Examples from the Web for phalanstery
Historical Examples of phalanstery
Is the phalanstery to be prohibited from capitalizing and lending at interest?
This system, with some peculiar additions and embellishments, is the idea of the phalanstery.
Nothing could be more unlike the phalanstery of the Cour d'Orlans, or the frank, free comradeship of Nohant.Studies in Modern Music, Second Series
W. H. Hadow
A bee-line is the shortest distance between the Phalanstery and By Allen's.
Any two meals at a boarding-house are together less than one meal at the Phalanstery.
noun plural -steries
- buildings occupied by a phalanx
- a community represented by a phalanx
Word Origin for phalanstery
1846, from French phalanstère, name for one of the socialistic communities of c.1,800 people, living together as family, proposed as the basic unit of society in the system of French social scientist François-Marie-Charles Fourier (1772-1837), coined by Fourier from phalange, properly "phalanx" (see phalanx) + ending after monastère "monastery."