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Princeton's WordNet

  1. egalitarianism, equalitarianismnoun

    the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality


  1. egalitarianismnoun

    The political doctrine that holds that all people in a society should have equal rights from birth.


  1. Egalitarianism

    Egalitarianism —or, rarely, equalitarianism—is a trend of thought that favors equality for particular categories of, or for all, living entities. Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The Cultural theory of risk holds egalitarianism as defined by a negative attitude towards rules and principles, and a positive attitude towards group decision-making, with fatalism termed as its opposite. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the term has two distinct definitions in modern English. It is defined either as a political doctrine that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights or as a social philosophy advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people or the decentralisation of power. Some sources define egalitarianism as the point of view that equality reflects the natural state of humanity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of egalitarianism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of egalitarianism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of egalitarianism in a Sentence

  1. James Breiding:

    Like Japan, Switzerland had a strong sense of community and egalitarianism. In the last 20 years, we've seen the emergence, however, of the 'Davos man,' those men that embraced the Davos scepter found themselves in an increasingly lonely club.

  2. Camille Paglia:

    The trauma of the Sixties persuaded me that my generation's egalitarianism was a sentimental error. I now see the hierarchical as both beautiful and necessary. Efficiency liberates; egalitarianism tangles, delays, blocks, deadens.

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