from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An advocate of or a participant in anarchism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who believes in or advocates the absence of hierarchy and authority in most forms (compare anarchism), especially one who works toward the realization of such.
- n. One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion against authority.
- n. By extension from previous sense, one who promotes chaos and lawlessness; a nihilist.
- n. One who resents outside control or influence on his or her life, in particular a government, and therefore desires the absence of political control.
- adj. Relating to anarchism or to anarchists.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An anarch; one who advocates anarchy of aims at the overthrow of civil government.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, one who advocates anarchy or the absence of government as a political ideal; a believer in an anarchic theory of society; especially, an adherent of the social theory of Proudhon. See anarchy, 2.
- n. In popular use, one who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, all law and order, and all rights of property, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order in the place of that destroyed; especially, such a person when actuated by mere lust of plunder.
- n. Any person who promotes disorder or excites revolt against an established rule, law, or custom. See anarch and nihilist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an advocate of anarchism
From French anarchiste, from Ancient Greek ἀναρχία (anarkhia) from the roots ἀν- (an-, "without") + ἀρχή (arkhe, "rule"). (Wiktionary)