Phalansterian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Phalansterian Of or pertaining to phalansterianism.
    • n Phalansterian One who favors the system of phalansteries proposed by Fourier.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phalansterian A member of the socialistic association, community, or organization called by Fourier a phalanx; hence, a Fourierite.
    • phalansterian Pertaining to a community or association called a phalanx, or to the building or buildings occupied by such a community; hence, Fourieristic: as, phalansterian associations or doctrines.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. phalanstérien, a. & n

Usage

In literature:

I once asked an intelligent phalansterian what he thought of such physics.
"What is Property?" by P. J. Proudhon
I detest hedges, partitions and walls like a phalansterian.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
It was a rich and obliging fellow, although a phalansterian.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
Jokes were made about the phalansterian tail.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
Phalansterians, the, 61, 443.
"Mysterious Psychic Forces" by Camille Flammarion
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