Definition of anarchism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈænəkɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænərkɪzəm//
[uncountable] Terrorism
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the political belief that laws and governments are not necessary See related entries: Terrorism Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Greek anarkhos ‘without a chief’ (from an- ‘without’ + arkhos ‘chief, ruler’) + -ism; later influenced by French anarchisme.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: anarchism