anarchism

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noun an·ar·chism \ˈa-nər-ˌki-zəm, -ˌnär-\

Definition of anarchism

  1. 1 :  a political theory holding all forms of governmental authority to be unnecessary and undesirable and advocating a society based on voluntary cooperation and free association of individuals and groups

  2. 2 :  the advocacy or practice of anarchistic principles

1642

First Known Use of anarchism

1642


ANARCHISM Defined for English Language Learners

anarchism

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noun an·ar·chism \ˈa-nər-ˌki-zəm, -ˌnär-\

Definition of anarchism for English Language Learners

  • : a belief that government and laws are not necessary



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