anarchy Origin and meaning of anarchy by Online ...

anarchy (n.) 1530s, "absence of government," 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 ), abstract noun from anarkhos "rulerless," from an- "without" (see an- (1)) + arkhos "leader" (see archon ).…

Anarchism - Wikipedia

The suffix -ism denotes the ideological current that favours anarchy. The word anarchism appears in English from 1642 as anarchisme and the word anarchy from 1539. Various factions within the French Revolution labelled their opponents as anarchists, although few such accused shared many views with ……