A form of utopian social organization in which all are equal in social position and responsibility.
- Priestley left his home - what was left of it - went to London, and in 1794 emigrated to the banks of the Susquehanna River where he and other intellectuals tried to set up a utopian community (Pantisocracy).
- [Coleridge and Southey] threw themselves into planning Pantisocracy: an experimental and ideal community founded on human reason and directed toward human perfection.
- Coleridge even dreamt up a new word "Pantisocracy" to describe their new society: it meant "equal rule by all."
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- He became friendly with S. T. Coleridge and together they planned their Pantisocratic society.
- The result of Taylor's criticism was that when Southey began to revise and recast Madoc, he sought to eliminate all trace of Pantisocratic conceptions.
- Bristol was to be from where the Pantisocratic plans were to be finalized and from where the founding members would board a sailing ship for America.
Late 18th century: from panto- 'all' + Greek isokratia 'equality of power'.
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