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phalanstery

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noun phal·an·stery \ˈfa-lən-ˌster-ē\

Definition of phalanstery

plural

phalansteries

  1. 1 a :  a Fourierist cooperative community b :  a self-contained structure housing such a community

  2. 2 :  something resembling a Fourierist phalanstery



Origin and Etymology of phalanstery

French phalanstère dwelling of a Fourierist community, from Latin phalang-, phalanx + French -stère (as in monastère monastery)


First Known Use: 1839


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