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.
  2. (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).

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