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Definition of egalitarian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

egalitarian

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adjective
BrE BrE//iˌɡælɪˈteəriən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˌɡælɪˈteriən//
 
Political views and systems, Social justice
 
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based on, or holding, the belief that everyone is equal and should have the same rights and opportunities an egalitarian society a highly egalitarian system of taxation See related entries: Political views and systems, Social justice Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French égalitaire, from égal ‘equal’, from Latin aequalis, from aequus ‘even, level, equal’.

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