arch, -archic, -archical, -archism, -archist, -archy
(Greek: govern, rule; ruler, chief [first in position])
2. An advocate of anarchy, an anarchist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2. The science of government: Marc thought he would involve himself in the discipline of archology, since he wanted to know much more about different types of governing authorities and various regimes of countries around the world.
2. Self-government; an autocratic government by one person with unlimited authority over others.