Meaning of phalanstery

phal•an•ster•y

Pronunciation: (fal'un-ster"ē), [key]
— pl. -ster•ies.
  1. (in Fourierism)
    1. the buildings occupied by a phalanx.
    2. the community itself.
  2. any similar association, or the buildings they occupy.
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