AskDefine | Define equalitarian

Dictionary Definition

equalitarian n : a person who believes in the equality of all people [syn: egalitarian] [ant: elitist]

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  1. Characterized by social equality and equal rights for all people.
    • 1957, "The Queen's Husband," Time, 21 Oct.,
      In the increasingly equalitarian Britain of the postwar years, Britain's monarchy found itself subject to a questioning, scarcely articulated, of the utility of an expensive royal household.


Derived terms


  1. A person who accepts or promotes the view of equalitarianism.



  • "equalitarian" in Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation.
  • "equalitarian" in the Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus © Wordsmyth 2002.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
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