anarch

[ an-ahrk ]
/ ˈæn ɑrk /

noun Archaic.

Origin of anarch

First recorded in 1880–85; back formation from anarchy
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British Dictionary definitions for anarch

anarch

/ (ˈænɑːk) /

noun

archaic an instigator or personification of anarchy
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Word Origin and History for anarch

anarch


n.

"leader of leaderlessness," 1660s, a deliciously paradoxical word used by Milton, Pope, Byron; see anarchy.

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