Part of speech: noun

Opposition to all government.

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Usage examples "anarchism":

  1. They did not believe in kings or governments, and although their anarchism was of a mild order, there were some who proclaimed it with such enthusiasm that Paul for a time was influenced by it. - "The Day of Judgment", Joseph Hocking.
  2. Anarchism, Nihilism, Fenianism, and indeed the fundamental principle of every order of secret society, is the same thing, only on a larger and more dangerous scale, carried out by perverted imaginations and in the wrong direction. - "The Red Rat's Daughter", Guy Boothby.
  3. And anarchism, however beautiful it might appear as an ideal, was hardly a trustworthy weapon with which to oppose the greedy, hard- hearted, despotic monarchs who governed all the surrounding countries. - "A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.", Carlton J. H. Hayes.