egalitarian ADJECTIVE in accordance with the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.
NOUN an egalitarian person.
DERIVATIVES egalitarianism noun.
ORIGIN French égalitaire, from Latin aequalis 'equal' .

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