[foo r-ee-uh-riz-uh m] /ˈfʊər i əˌrɪz əm/

the social system proposed by François Marie Charles Fourier, under which society was to be organized into phalanxes or associations, each large enough for all industrial and social requirements.
the system of Charles Fourier under which society was to be organized into self-sufficient cooperatives

1841, in reference to ideas of French socialist François-Marie-Charles Fourier (1772-1837), whose plan also was called phalansterianism.


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