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egalitarian authority

Definition of Egalitarian Authority

(noun) A family or group dynamic where parents or members share power and authority equally.

Example of Egalitarian Authority

  • family in which the mother and father make decisions concerning finances and childcare equally.

Egalitarian Authority Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: e·gal·i·tar·i·an au·thor·i·ty

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • 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/

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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 3, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/egalitarian-authority/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

egalitarian authority. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://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 3, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/egalitarian-authority/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“egalitarian authority.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 3 Jun. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/egalitarian-authority/>.