egalitarian
adjective Etymology: French égalitaire, from égalité equality, from Latin aequalitat-, aequalitas, from aequalis equal Date: 1885 asserting, promoting, or marked by egalitarianism • egalitarian noun

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  • egalitarian — adj. Supporting equality and fair treatment for all people. n. egalitarian The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • egalitarian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in accordance with the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities. ► NOUN ▪ an egalitarian person. DERIVATIVES egalitarianism noun. ORIGIN French égalitaire, from Latin aequalis equal …   English terms dictionary

  • egalitarian — 1885, from Fr. égalitaire, from O.Fr. egalite, from L. aequalitatem (see EQUALITY (Cf. equality)). The noun is 1920, from the adj …   Etymology dictionary

  • egalitarian — [adj] equal democratic, equitable, even handed, impartial, just, unbiased; concepts 319,536 …   New thesaurus

  • egalitarian — [ē gal΄ə ter′ē ən] adj. [< Fr égalitaire < égalité < OFr equalité (see EQUALITY) + IAN] of, advocating, or characterized by the belief that all people should have equal political, social, and economic rights n. an advocate or supporter… …   English World dictionary

  • egalitarian — [[t]ɪgæ̱lɪte͟əriən[/t]] ADJ GRADED Egalitarian means supporting or following the idea that all people are equal and should have the same rights and opportunities. I still believe in the notion of an egalitarian society …   English dictionary

  • egalitarian — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or relating to the principle of equal rights and opportunities for all (an egalitarian society). 2 advocating this principle. n. a person who advocates or supports egalitarian principles. Derivatives: egalitarianism n.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • egalitarian — egalitarianism, n. /i gal i tair ee euhn/, adj. 1. asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, esp. in political, economic, or social life. n. 2. a person who adheres to egalitarian beliefs. [1880 85;… …   Universalium

  • egalitarian — adj. Egalitarian is used with these nouns: ↑distribution, ↑society …   Collocations dictionary

  • egalitarian — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. impartial, equal, just; see fair 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [i GAL uh TARE ee un] believing in equality for everyone. The constitution ensures an egalitarian government. SYN.: equal, liberal …   English dictionary for students

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