from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An adherent of anarchy or a leader practicing it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The author of anarchy; one who excites revolt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The author of anarchy; one who excites revolt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A promoter of anarchy; one who excites revolt against all government or authority; an anarchist.


Back-formation from anarchy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • I also think the scenes with the old "anarch" Chaos might be fruitfully explained either through, or alongside of, explorations of Gnostic ideas.

    Gypsy Scholar

  • There's the arch-anarch over there, the dragon you are trying to slay.


  • He did it that night, and he did it well; and since Martin had made the biggest stir, he put it all into his mouth and made him the arch-anarch of the show, transforming his reactionary individualism into the most lurid, red-shirt socialist utterance.

    Chapter 38

  • Eric van der Walde says, "I believe Ken MacLeod is a former flaming socialist who is now more of an anarch ..."

    March 2008

  • He does seem to use descriptions like “polycentric” rather than any “anarch-” prefixed terms in his own writing, though.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Commentary on the Briefing in McDonald v. City of Chicago

  • Carax' movie, about a sewer-dwelling madman, starts with a sort of anarch energy but rapidly becomes tiresome, smug, and vapid.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • The peasantwas at heart a spiritual anarch; he regarded emancipation, not as the mundane act of a secular government, but as an apocalypticliberation from earthly bonds.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Our policies are a synergy of libertarianism, Maoism and anarch-syndicalism – and our key demographic will be dual heritage women in their mid thirties called Fiona.

    Cymru Election Update

  • The anarch chiefs, whose force and murderous snares 285

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • We cannot in our graduated and polite civilization quite make head or tail of the Russian anarch; we can only feel in a vague way that his tale is the tale of the Missing Link, and that his head is the head of the superman.

    Creatures That Once Were Men, and other stories


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