Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Egalitarian.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Believing in the principle of equality among men.
  • noun One who believes in or maintains the principle of equality among men.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who believes in equalizing the condition of men; a leveler.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Characterized by social equality and equal rights for all people.
  • noun A person who accepts or promotes the view of equalitarianism.

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

  • noun a person who believes in the equality of all people

Etymologies

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Coined around 1800 from equality +‎ -arian.

Examples

  • The super rich -- often with a racist family past -- use "equalitarian" moral posturing and leftist / Democrat positioning to "Get Off The Hook" as Shelby Steele well explains it.

    One-Party State Watch, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I avow that it affects me, an 'equalitarian' of a sort, like a proposal to forbid the coal-heaver beer, because he can get drunk on it, but to allow the comfortable bond-holder champagne — not because he cannot get drunk on it, but because the coal-heaver cannot afford to get drunk on it.

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  • I avow that it affects me, an 'equalitarian' of a sort, like a proposal to forbid the coal-heaver beer, because he can get drunk on it, but to allow the comfortable bond-holder champagne — not because he cannot get drunk on it, but because the coal-heaver cannot afford to get drunk on it.

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  • Citing a series of sociological studies and marketing surveys, he finds that families built around an "equalitarian" model, in which "each spouse was allotted roughly equal power in making family decisions," were about twice as common as families in which one person ruled the roost.

    Reason Magazine

  • Citing a series of sociological studies and marketing surveys, he finds that families built around an "equalitarian" model, in which "each spouse was allotted roughly equal power in making family decisions," were about twice as common as families in which one person ruled the roost.

    Reason Magazine

  • Citing a series of sociological studies and marketing surveys, he finds that families built around an "equalitarian" model, in which "each spouse was allotted roughly equal power in making family decisions," were about twice as common as families in which one person ruled the roost.

    Reason Magazine

  • Citing a series of sociological studies and marketing surveys, he finds that families built around an "equalitarian" model, in which "each spouse was allotted roughly equal power in making family decisions," were about twice as common as families in which one person ruled the roost.

    Reason Magazine

  • MystiqueelaProf Laurent Mermet: That question raises in fact several issues: the necessity of a shift away from unsustainable growth, the possibility of an equalitarian society, the desirability of an "eco-focused" political regime, and the need to break away from capitalism to embrace socialism.

    Your toughest nature questions answered

  • MystiqueelaProf Laurent Mermet: That question raises in fact several issues: the necessity of a shift away from unsustainable growth, the possibility of an equalitarian society, the desirability of an "eco-focused" political regime, and the need to break away from capitalism to embrace socialism.

    Your toughest nature questions answered

  • And the Social Democracy of recent history has established these equalitarian societies with a strong sense of community.

    Laila E Hamarinen: Thoughts On Freedom Of Speech in Europe

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