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egalitarian society

Definition of Egalitarian Society

(noun) A society that lacks social stratification and with the exception of inequality based on ability and age, provides equal access to resources and prestige.

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Egalitarian Society Pronunciation

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Syllabification: e·gal·i·tar·i·an so·ci·e·ty

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /i-ga-luh-tAIR-ee-uhn suh-sIE-uh-tee/
  • British English – /i-ga-li-tEUH-riuhn suh-sIE-uh-tee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ɪˌgæləˈtɛriən səˈsaɪəti/
  • British English – /ɪˌgælɪˈteərɪən səˈsaɪəti/

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Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Princeton University. 2010. WordNet. (https://wordnet.princeton.edu/).

Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. 1997. New York: Random House.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Egalitarian Society

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “egalitarian society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 23, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/egalitarian-society/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

egalitarian society. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/egalitarian-society/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “egalitarian society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 23, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/egalitarian-society/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“egalitarian society.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 23 May. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/egalitarian-society/>.