egalitarian[ē gal′ə ter′ē ən]
- The definition of egalitarian is a belief that everyone should be treated the same or equally and all should have the same rights.
An example of egalitarian hiring methods is where people are not discriminated against on the basis of race of religion.
- An egalitarian is defined as a person who believes all people were created equal and should be treated equal.
An example of an egalitarian is a person who fights for civil rights, like Martin Luther King Jr.
Origin of egalitarian; from French égalitaire ; from égalité ; from Old French equalité (see equality) + -ian
Origin of egalitarianFrom French égalitaire, from égalité, equality, from Latin aequālitās, from aequālis, equal; see equal.
(comparative more egalitarian, superlative most egalitarian)
From French égalitaire + -ian