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anarchic

[an-ahr-kik] /ænˈɑr kɪk/
adjective
1.
of, like, or tending to anarchy.
2.
advocating anarchy.
3.
not regulated by law; lawless:
Anarchic bands pillaged the countryside.
Also, anarchical.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < French anarchique, or anarch(y) + -ic
Related forms
anarchically, adverb
hyperanarchic, adjective
nonanarchic, adjective
nonanarchical, adjective
nonanarchically, adverb
proanarchic, adjective
unanarchic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for anarchical

anarchic

adj.

1755, "chaotic, without order or rule," from Greek anarkhos "without head or chief" (see anarchy) + -ic. Differentiated from anarchistic (1845) which tends to refer to the political philosophy of anarchism. An older word in this sense was anarchical (1590s). Anarchial is from 1710; Landor used anarchal (1824).

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