Definition of Pantisocracy in English:



  • [mass noun] A form of utopian social organization in which all are equal in social position and responsibility.

    • ‘[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."’
    • ‘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).’


Late 18th century: from panto- ‘all’ + Greek isokratia equality of power.