phalanstery

noun phal·an·stery \ ˈfa-lən-ˌster-ē \

Definition of phalanstery

plural phalansteries
1 a :a Fourierist cooperative community
b :a self-contained structure housing such a community
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)


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