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Soʹcialism (3 syl.)

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The political and social scheme of Robert Owen, of Montgomeryshire, who in 1816 published a work to show that society was in a wretched condition, and all its institutions and religious systems were based on wrong principles. The prevailing system is competition, but Owen maintained that the proper principle is co-operation; he therefore advocated a community of property and the abolition of degrees of rank. (1771–1858.)

The Socialists are called also Owenites (3 syl.). In France the Fourierists and St. Simonians are similar sorts of communists, who receive their designations from Fourier and St. Simon (q.v.).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Soane Museum
Soap
Soap (Castile)
Soaped-pig Fashion (In)
Soapy Sam
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Sober as a Judge—i.e. grave and sedate
Sobrino (in Orlando Furioso)
Sobriquet (French)
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Socrates
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Soffarides
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Socialism