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ˈæn ərˌkɪz əman·ar·chism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anarchismnoun

    a political theory favoring the abolition of governments

Wiktionary

  1. anarchismnoun

    The belief that proposes the absence and abolition of hierarchy and authority in most forms.

  2. anarchismnoun

    Specifically, a political and philosophical belief that all forms of involuntary rule or government are undesirable or unnecessary, and that society could function without a ruler or involuntary government (a state).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anarchismnoun

    the doctrine or practice of anarchists

    Etymology: [Cf. F. anarchisme.]

Freebase

  1. Anarchism

    Anarchism is often defined as a political philosophy which holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, or harmful. However, others argue that while anti-statism is central, it is inadequate to define anarchism solely on this basis. Therefore, they argue instead that anarchism entails opposing authority or hierarchical organization in the conduct of human relations, including, but not limited to, the state system. Proponents of anarchism, known as "anarchists", advocate stateless societies based on non-hierarchical free associations. As a subtle and anti-dogmatic philosophy, anarchism draws on many currents of thought and strategy. Anarchism does not offer a fixed body of doctrine from a single particular world view, instead fluxing and flowing as a philosophy. There are many types and traditions of anarchism, not all of which are mutually exclusive. Anarchist schools of thought can differ fundamentally, supporting anything from extreme individualism to complete collectivism. Strains of anarchism have often been divided into the categories of social and individualist anarchism or similar dual classifications. Anarchism is often considered a radical left-wing ideology, and much of anarchist economics and anarchist legal philosophy reflect anti-authoritarian interpretations of communism, collectivism, syndicalism, mutualism, or participatory economics.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Anarchism

    a projected social revolution, the professed aim of which is that of the emancipation of the individual from the present system of government which makes him the slave of others, and of the training of the individual so as to become a law to himself, and in possession, therefore, of the right to the control of all his vital interests, the project definable as an insane attempt to realise a social system on the basis of absolute individual freedom.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anarchism in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anarchism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of anarchism in a Sentence

  1. Edward Abbey:

    Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.

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