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Pantisocracy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pantisocracy A Utopian community, in which all should rule equally, such as was devised by Coleridge, Lovell, and Southey, in their younger days.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pantisocracy A utopian community in which all the members are equal in rank and social position.
    • n pantisocracy The principle of such a scheme or community. This scheme was advocated by Southey, Coleridge, and Lovell about 1794.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Panto-, + Gr. equal + to rule

Usage

In literature:

He finally left the university and joined Coleridge in his scheme of a Pantisocracy.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
In early manhood Coleridge planned a Pantisocracy where all the virtues were to thrive.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
This scheme they called Pantisocracy.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 6" by Lord Byron
The ideal is equality, and all society should be what Coleridge called a Pantisocracy.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
Coleridge received with rapture his new friend's scheme of Pantisocracy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Pantisocracy, Coleridge's Utopia, 102.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
Southey, however, went to Portugal, Lovell died, Coleridge was Coleridge, and Pantisocracy disappeared.
"The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb" by Charles Lamb
A few months later he was on a visit to Oxford, where he met Robert Southey, his future brother-in-law, and they talked of Pantisocracy.
"Coleridge" by Samuel Levy Bensusan
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