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Monday, July 04, 2016

Definitions for egalitarian

  1. asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life.
  2. a person who adheres to egalitarian beliefs.

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Citations for egalitarian
... Americans, in their Declaration of Independence, held out the hope of a democratic and egalitarian future. The Americans' success in gaining their independence, achieved only after eight years of exhausting and bloody warfare, would send a message to the rest of the world, changing the course of history in the process. Richard R. Beeman, Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor, 2013
During and after the Revolution, an egalitarian spirit swept the land, challenging established religious and social authority. Donald T. Critchlow, American Political History: A Very Short Introduction, 2015
Origin of egalitarian
1880-1885
Egalitarian entered English in the 1880s as an alteration of equalitarian with the French égal replacing equal.