Definition of Egalitarian Authority
(noun) A family or group dynamic where parents or members share power and authority equally.
Example of Egalitarian Authority
Egalitarian Authority Pronunciation
Syllabification: e·gal·i·tar·i·an au·thor·i·ty
- American English – /i-ga-luh-tAIR-ee-uhn uh-thOR-uh-tee/
- British English – /i-ga-li-tEUH-riuhn aw-thOr-i-tee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ɪˌgæləˈtɛriən əˈθɔrəti/
- British English – /ɪˌgælɪˈteərɪən ɔːˈθɒrɪti/
- Plural: egalitarian authorities
- A family led equally by a female and a male is a bifocal family or bifocal household.
- In contrast to egalitarian authority, matriarchal authority is when power is most exerted by men and patriarchal authority is when power is most exerted by women.
- A type of authority.
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “egalitarian” and “authority” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- empty nest
- household allocative system
- household work strategy
- joint conjugal-role relationship
- sandwich generation
- second shift
- symmetrical family
Cite the Definition of Egalitarian Authority
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “egalitarian authority.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/egalitarian-authority/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
egalitarian authority. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/egalitarian-authority/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “egalitarian authority.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/egalitarian-authority/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“egalitarian authority.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/egalitarian-authority/>.