Meaning of anarchism


Pronunciation: (an'ur-kiz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a doctrine urging the abolition of government or governmental restraint as the indispensable condition for full social and political liberty.
  2. the methods or practices of anarchists, as the use of violence to undermine government.
  3. anarchy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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