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

 

anarchism

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈænəkɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænərkɪzəm//
 
[uncountable] Political views and systems, Terrorism
 
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the political belief that laws and governments are not necessary See related entries: Political views and systems, 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