egalitarianism vs equalitarianism what difference

what is difference between egalitarianism and equalitarianism

English

Alternative forms

  • égalitarianism

Etymology

egalitarian +‎ -ism

Noun

egalitarianism (countable and uncountable, plural egalitarianisms)

  1. The political doctrine that holds that all people in a society should have equal rights from birth.
    • The gap between rich and poor is growing in ways that mock American middle-class egalitarianism. — Evan Thomas, Why It’s Time to Worry, Newsweek 2010-12-04

Synonyms

  • equalitarianism

Related terms

  • equalism

Translations

See also

  • complementarianism
  • socialism


English

Etymology

equalitarian +‎ -ism

Noun

equalitarianism (usually uncountable, plural equalitarianisms)

  1. Egalitarianism.
    • 1962, “She Was Eleanor” (obituary of Eleanor Roosevelt), Time, 16 Nov.,
      All of her strivings and all of her little lectures and admonitions would add up to a U.S. in which all were equal. . . . She was until the day of her death the most effective advocate of welfare-state equalitarianism.

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.

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