/i kwol'i tair"ee euhn/, adj.
1. pertaining or adhering to the doctrine of equality among all people; egalitarian.
2. a person who adheres to the doctrine of equality among all people.
[1790-1800; EQUALIT(Y) + -ARIAN]

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