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phalanstery

  

      n   pl   , -steries  
1      (in Fourierism)  
a    buildings occupied by a phalanx  
b    a community represented by a phalanx  
2    any similar association or the buildings occupied by such an association  
     (C19: from French phalanstère, from phalange phalanx, on the model of monastère monastery)  
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