- asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life.
- a person who adheres to egalitarian beliefs.
- of, relating to, or upholding the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political, social, and economic equality
- an adherent of egalitarian principles
1885, from French égalitaire, from Old French egalite, from Latin aequalitatem (see equality). The noun is 1920.