Phalanstery
Phalanstery Phal"an*ster*y, n.; pl. {-ies}. [F. phalanst[`e]re, fr. Gr. ? a phalanx + ? firm, solid.] 1. An association or community organized on the plan of Fourier. See {Fourierism}. [1913 Webster]

2. The dwelling house of a Fourierite community. [1913 Webster]


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  • phalanstery — (n.) 1846, 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), from Fr. phalanstère,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • phalanstery — [fal′ən ster΄ē] n. pl. phalansteries [Fr phalanstère < phalange, phalange + (mona)stère, monastery] 1. a socialist community as planned by F. M. C. Fourier 2. any communal association 3. the buildings housing such a community …   English World dictionary

  • phalanstery — noun (plural steries) Etymology: French phalanstère dwelling of a Fourierist community, from Latin phalang , phalanx + French stère (as in monastère monastery) Date: 1846 1. a. a Fourierist cooperative community b. a self contained structure… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phalanstery — /fal euhn ster ee/, n., pl. phalansteries. 1. (in Fourierism) a. the buildings occupied by a phalanx. b. the community itself. 2. any similar association, or the buildings they occupy. [1840 50; < F phalanstère, b. phalange PHALANX and monastère… …   Universalium

  • phalanstery — noun a) An association or community organized on the plan of . b) The dwelling house of a Fourierite community. Syn: phalanx See Also: Fourierism, Fourierite …   Wiktionary

  • PHALANSTERY —    a body of people living together on the Communistic principle of Fourier; also the building they occupy …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • phalanstery — phal·an·stery …   English syllables

  • phalanstery — phal•an•ster•y [[t]ˈfæl ənˌstɛr i[/t]] n. pl. ster•ies 1) soc (in Fourierism) a) the buildings occupied by a phalanx b) the community itself 2) soc any similar association, or the buildings they occupy • Etymology: 1840–50; < F phalanstère, b …   From formal English to slang

  • phalanstery — /ˈfælənstəri/ (say faluhnstuhree) noun (plural phalansteries) 1. a community operating within the scheme devised by François Fourier for the reorganisation of society, comprising about 1800 people living together as a family and holding property… …   Australian English dictionary

  • phalanstery — ˈfalənˌsterē, ri noun ( es) Etymology: French phalanstère dwelling of a Fourierite community, from phalange phalanx (from Latin phalang , phalanx) + monastère monastery (from Late Latin monasterium) more at phalanx …   Useful english dictionary

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