1、an- "not, without" + -archy.
- anarchy (n.)
- 1530s, from French anarchie or directly from Medieval Latin anarchia, from Greek anarkhia "lack of a leader, the state of people without a government" (in Athens, used of the Year of Thirty Tyrants, 404 B.C., when there was no archon), noun of state from anarkhos "rulerless," from an- "without" (see an- (1)) + arkhos "leader" (see archon).
Either the State for ever, crushing individual and local life, taking over in all fields of human activity, bringing with it its wars and its domestic struggles for power, its palace revolutions which only replace one tyrant by another, and inevitably at the end of this development there is ... death! Or the destruction of States, and new life starting again in thousands of centers on the principle of the lively initiative of the individual and groups and that of free agreement. The choice lies with you! [Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921)]
- 1. He had been swept aside in the whirlwind of reform and anarchy.
- 2. Economic anarchy scourged the post-war world.
- 3. The overthrow of the military regime was followed by a period of anarchy.
- 4. There would be anarchy if we had no police.
- 5. If prices rise the country could slide into anarchy.
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