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  • n. The individual's right to choose any form of government without being forced to move from their current locale.
  • n. Dynamic symmetry across multiple scales.
  • n. An inclusive, multilateral system in which all parties may participate meaningfully.
  • n. Rule by all; a system of governance in which each person has absolute power.
  • n. Rule of all; absolute or total rule.
  • n. An all-encompassing realm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A realm or dominion which includes the universe.


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From pan- + -archy. Coined independently in many different contexts.



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  • Tanarchy - social system among the fair-skinned wherein elevated status is conveyed by the deepness and percentage of body coverage of sun-browned skin. Artificial means of tanning are deemed "fake" and are to be ridiculed and treated with measured but tangible prejudice.

    August 26, 2009

  • Manarchy: Odious system where everything is ruled by men. I hope my female supervisor reads this - she'd be proud and just maybe argue that I deserve a raise. I'm just sayin'.

    August 26, 2009

  • Panarchy is a heterarchy rather than a hierarchy. More precisely it is both; it is a holarchy.

    August 26, 2009

  • Rule by all.

    September 25, 2007