Word of the Day

The word for today is…

egalitarian (adj) –  Affirming, promoting, or characterised by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1881, from French égalitaire, from Old French egalite “equality,” from Latin aequalitatem . Originally often in egalitarian despotism, such as the government resulting from the French Revolution or the ideas of the communists. The noun, “person who favors egalitarianism,” is from 1920.

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Peter is a fourth generation New Zealander, with both his mothers and fathers folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870’s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, two cats and assorted computers.

His work history has been in the timber, banking and real estate industries, and he’s now enjoying retirement. He has been interested in computers for over thirty years and is a strong advocate for free open source software. He is Chairman of the SeniorNet Hutt City Committee.