anarchism

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From anarchy +‎ -ism.

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anarchism (usually uncountable, plural anarchisms)

  1. The belief that proposes the absence and abolition of hierarchy and authority in most forms.
    1. (specifically) a political and philosophical belief that all forms of involuntary rule or government are undesirable, unnecessary, or unethical, and that society could function without a ruler or involuntary government (a state).

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  • "anarchism" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 37.

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