Definition of Pantisocracy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpan(t)əˈsäkrəsē/


A form of utopian social organization in which all are equal in social position and responsibility.
Example sentences
  • 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."



Pronunciation: /-səˈkratik/
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: Pant·i·soc·ra·cy

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