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+ pan- . Coined independently in many different contexts. -archy
panarchy ( , countable and uncountable plural ) panarchies
The individual's right to choose any form of government without being forced to move from their current locale.
1860 article by “Panarchy” de Puydt
( systems theory ) Dynamic symmetry across multiple scales.
2001, Lance H. Gunderson and C. S. Holling, Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems ,  , page 25: ISBN 1559638567
In panarchies, transformational change can be generated from below or from above.
( diplomacy ) An inclusive, multilateral system in which all parties may participate meaningfully.
2006, W.A. Knight, “Plurilateral Multilateralism: Canada's Emerging International Policy?”, in Andrew F. Cooper, Dane Rowlands, editors, Canada Among Nations ,  , page 100: ISBN 0773530266
The overlapping governance networks of panarchy have facilitated a context conducive to the above competing multilateralisms.
( anarchism , rare ) Rule by all; a system of governance in which each person has absolute power.
2001, David Trend, Reading Digital Culture ,  , page 148: ISBN 0631223029
If everyone all at once wanted to know who won the Stanley Cup in 1968 they could have the information simultaneously; cyberspace as the site of Unamuno's panarchy, where each one is king.
( rare ) Rule of all; absolute or total rule.
1909, Samuel Eagle Forman, A Good Word for Democracy , page 91: 
These contentions give rise to systems of political philosophy which range all the way from anarchy to panarchy; from the doctrine that government should do nothing to the doctrine that it should do everything.
( poetic , rare ) An all-encompassing realm.
1839, Philip James Bailey, Festus: A Poem , 1860 ed. edition, page 369: 
Some held that God, and all the heavenly powers, / As with the starry panarchy of space, / Were of one essence, like divine and high;
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Sewell and Salter, 1995, p.373