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- n. A utopian social system in which every member participates equally in government.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Utopian community, in which all should rule equally, such as was devised by Coleridge, Lovell, and Southey, in their younger days.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A utopian community in which all the members are equal in rank and social position.
- n. The principle of such a scheme or community. This scheme was advocated by Southey, Coleridge, and Lovell about 1794.
Eager for adventure, he joined Southey and Lloyd in their scheme of pantisocracy, to which we have already referred; and when that failed for want of money, he married the sister-in-law of Southey -- Miss Fricker, of Bristol.
Then soon he had the widowed Mrs. Lovell with her brood on his hands, and his old dream of pantisocracy was realized, only not just as he expected.
And a little earlier than this, when meditating his pantisocracy scheme with Southey and Lovell, he had addressed the dead poet in his indignant
Hospital and Cambridge, enlists 1794 but bought off, became intimate with Southey, and proposes to found pantisocracy, settles at Clevedon and Nether Stowey 1795, and became friend of
“pantisocracy” on the banks of the Susquehanna, a scheme which speedily fell through, owing firstly to want of funds, and secondly to the circumstance of the two projectors falling in love simultaneously with two sisters, Sarah and Edith Fricker, of whom the former became, in 1795, the wife of C., and the latter of
515_; Hazlitt on, _iv. 518_; the result of pantisocracy, _iv. 521_; on Southey's
'pantisocracy,' for having all things, including women, in common