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egalitarianism (from french égal, meaning 'equal'), or equalitarianism, is a school of thought within political philosophy that prioritizes equality for all people. egalitarian doctrines are generally characterized by the idea that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or moral status.
according to the merriam-webster dictionary, the term has two distinct definitions in modern english, namely either as a political doctrine that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social and civil rights, or as a social philosophy advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people, economic egalitarianism, or the decentralization of power. some sources define egalitarianism as the point of view that equality reflects the natural state of humanity.