Archy Words: anarch to kritarchy,
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-arch, -archic, -archical, -archism -archist, -archy (Greek: govern, rule; ruler, chief [first in position]).
1. An author of anarchy; a leader of a revolt against an established government.
2. An advocate of anarchy, an anarchist.
1. Showing no respect for established laws, rules, institutions, or authority.
2. Characterized by a lack of organization or control.
3. Likely to cause the overthrow of a formal system of government or a breakdown of law and order.
1. A political theory advocating the elimination of governments and governmental restrain and the substitution of voluntary cooperation among individuals.
2. Behavior intended to overthrow or weaken a societys formal system of government.
3. Resistance to all forms of authority or control.
Anarchism may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished.
—Benjamin R. Tucker, State Socialism and Anarchism
When the rich assemble
to concern themselves with the business of the poor, it is called charity. When the poor assemble
to concern themselves with the business of the rich, it is called anarchy.
1. Someone who rejects the need for a system of government in society and proposes its abolition.
2. Someone who tries to overthrow a societys formal system of government or behaves in a generally lawless manner and encourages others to do the same.
Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fulfilled only through mans subordination.
—Emma Goldman (1869-1940), American anarchist
1. The absence of any formal system of government in a society.
2. A situation in which there is a total lack of organization or control.
Opposition to the rule by a monarchy.
The chief, or principal, monarchy
Rule by the best or most qualified people.
Rule by the best, or most qualified, monarchy.
An absolute ruler.
1. Absolute sovereignty, despotism.
Dual sovereignty, government by two.
The commander of a thousand men; properly a term of Greek or Roman history.
A system with one thousand rulers.
Government by cannon; usurpation supported by cannon.
1. The power of the devil.
2. The government of the world.
One of a ruling body of ten.
decarchy, dekarchy, decadarchy:
A ruling body of ten.
A commander of ten, a decurion.
The office of a demarch; a popular government. The municipal body of a modern Greek commune.
The rule or dominion of a demon.
The position of a diabolarch; the rule of the devil (as prince of the powers of the air).
One of two rulers.
A government by two rulers.
Government by twelve rulers or kings; a ruling body of twelve.
Erroneous spelling of diarchy.
A ruler of a church.
Governed by a church.
Government from an inner center of conrol.
A government composed of nine rulers.
1. One of the subdivisions of the modern kingdom of Greece; a division of a nomarchy.
2. In the Russian (Greek) Church, a diocese.
A governor of a nation or people; a ruler over a province.
1. The dignity or office of an ethnarch.
2. The dominion of, or province ruled by, an ethnarch.
A social organization among insects in which the male takes part in establishing the colony.
1. Government by a woman or women.
2. A social organization among insects in which the male does not take part in establishing the colony.
The rule or order of saints or those considered to be holy.
Ruling together (distinct parts have individual action, but all parts work together).
hecatarchy, hecatonarchy, hecatontarchy:
Government by a hundred rulers.
Government by eleven people.
A ruler of one of seven divisions of a country; one of the rulers of the heptarchy.
A government by seven rulers; an aggregate of seven districts or petty kingdoms, each under its own ruler; specifically, the seven kingdoms reckoned to have been established by the Angles and Saxons in Britain.
Rule or government of heroes.
Rule by six; specifically, by six states.
One who has rule or authority in holy things; an ecclesiastical ruler or potentate; a chief priest; a chief prelate, an archbishop.
It often happens that I wake at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope.
—Pope John XXIII
1. Rule or dominion in holy things; priestly rule or government; a system of ecclesiastical rule.
2. The collective body of ecclesiastical rulers; an organized body of priests or clergy in successive orders or grades.
3. A body of persons or things ranked in grades, orders, or classes, one above another; specifically, in natural science and logic, a system or series of terms of successive rank (as classes, orders, genera, species, etc.), used in classification.
Commander of the horse; the title of officers appointed to command the cavalry in ancient Greece.
The rule or control of horses.
A condition beyond or worse than anarchy.
An excess of government.
The order of physicians.
The domain of fishes; the fish-world in all of its orders.
Rule of Judges in ancient Israel.