- Egalitarianism is defined as the belief that everyone should have equal economic, political and social rights.
An example of egalitarianism is when everyone receives the same healthcare benefits.
OriginSee also: égalitarianism
egalitarian + -ism
Variant of egalitarian
of, advocating, or characterized by the belief that all people should have equal political, social, and economic rights
Origin of egalitarian; from French égalitaire ; from égalité ; from Old French equalité (see equality) + -ian
an advocate or supporter of this belief