Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Equality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Equality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. social and political equality

Etymologies

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From Middle French egalité, esgalité.

Examples

  • We learned the principles of liberty, egality, fraternity and secularism.

    An Afternoon In Paris As An Illegal Immigrant

  • The injuction to "render to Caesar" was a command to eschew the material world and to pursue a spiritual life that is devoted to piety and charity, embraces egality and justice, and pursues peace and harmony.

    Obama: "I Shared My Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich"

  • To peace, progress, and egality we Democrats invite

    Hurricane McCane (a political poem)

  • We need to change our economic views, such that in a finite world with an increasing population, the distribution of goods and services trends towards egality.

    It's not about the carbon

  • Cultural differences are normally experienced when we go abroad - at least here in homogenous, social democratic egality-focused Volda, Norway.

    thinking with my fingers

  • Investment that only goes to enrich an already wealthy elite bent on monopolizing both economic and political power cannot contribute towards egality and justice, the foundation stones for a sound democracy.

    Commencement Address At American University

  • He wanted to recapture the spirit which "made successive generations of the Republic believe in egality and progress."

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  • A regular increase in such tax-financed government spending, under systems hard to "game" by the unworthy, was considered a moral imperative-a sort of egality-promoting national dividend-so long as growth of such spending was kept well below the growth rate of the country's GDP per person.

    Slate Magazine

  • I've been broadly supportive of our tax policy in the past, and the theme that has run through our proposals of establishing a greater degree of egality has been one that I can approve of.

    Liberal Bureaucracy

  • (c) Wouldn't dream of anything but "fairness, fraternite et egality", mixed in with a strong desire for irrational feelings, corrosion of unnecessary reasoning faculties and further loyalty to state purpose: Sturm und Drang.

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