arch, -archic, -archical, -archism, -archist, -archy

(Greek: govern, rule; ruler, chief [first in position])

anarch
1. An author of anarchy; a leader of a revolt against an established government.
2. An advocate of anarchy, an anarchist.
anarchic (adjective), more anarchic, most anarchic
1. Showing no respect for established laws, rules, institutions, or authority: The anarchic mob was completely out of control and tried to destroy the bank.
2. Characterized by a lack of organization or control: The herd of wild ponies raced around in an anarchic manner, trying to escape from the corral.
3. Likely to cause the overthrow of a formal system of government or a breakdown of law and order: The rioters had anarchic objectives which were to create havoc and disruption in the city.
anarchism
1. A political theory advocating the elimination of governments and governmental restrain and the substitution of voluntary cooperation among individuals.
2. Behavior intended to overthrow or weaken a society’s formal system of government.
3. Resistance to all forms of authority or control.

Anarchism may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished.

—Benjamin R. Tucker, State Socialism and Anarchism

Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fulfilled only through man’s subordination.

—Emma Goldman (1869-1940), American anarchist
anarchist (s) (noun), anarchists (pl)
1. Someone who rejects the need for a system of government in society and proposes its abolition: The anarchists at the university campus sought to occupy the offices of the administration and to disrupt the operations of the university.
2. Any one who tries to overthrow a society’s formal system of government or behaves in a generally lawless manner and encourages others to do the same: Some anarchists wrote a book which suggested ways to overthrow legitimate establishments.
anarchy (s) (noun), anarchies (pl)
1. The absence of any formal system of government in a society: After the revolution, there was a period of anarchy when no one seemed to be in charge of the government.
2. A situation in which there is a total lack of organization or control: In the wake of the riots, it appeared that total anarchy prevailed.
3. Political disorder and violence; lawlessness: The history book provides accounts of several periods of political anarchy which occurred in the twentieth century.
4. Disorder in any sphere of activity: While looking through the microscope at the microbes, it appeared that a state of anarchy among the microbes prevailed because of the introduction of a negative substance.

When the rich assemble to concern themselves with the business of the poor, it is called charity. When the poor assemble to concern themselves with the business of the rich, it is called anarchy.

—Paul Richard
antimonarchy
Opposition to the rule by a monarchy.
archmonarchy
The chief, or principal, monarchy
archology
1. The theory of origins.
2. The science of government.
Archosauria
The “ruling lizards”; the superorder of advanced diapsids that includes the modern crocodiles as well as the theodonts, perosaurs, and dinosaurs. Archosaurs are believed to have first appeared in the earliest Triassic period.
Archosaurs
Meaning “ruling lizards”, was a family of Theocodonts; Crocodilians; Saurischian dinosaurs; Birds; Ornithischian dinosaurs; and Pterosaurs. Most groups lived in the Mesozoic Era’s Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods.
aristarchy
Rule by the best or most qualified people.
aristomonarchy
Rule by the best, or most qualified, monarchy.
autarch
An absolute ruler.
autarchy
1. Absolute sovereignty, despotism.
2. Self-government; an autocratic government by one person with unlimited authority over others.
biarchy
Dual sovereignty, government by two.