Definition of phalanstery
1a : a Fourierist cooperative communityb : 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)
First Known Use: 1839See Words from the same year
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