phalanstery


phal·an·stery

noun \ˈfa-lən-ˌster-ē\
plural phal·an·ster·ies

Definition of PHALANSTERY

1
a :  a Fourierist cooperative community
b :  a self-contained structure housing such a community
2
:  something resembling a Fourierist phalanstery

Origin 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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