Origin of anarch
First recorded in 1880–85; back formation from anarchy
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Examples from the Web for anarch
Considering the anarch I must have been, I marvel at their toleration.A Son of the Middle Border
Now Emerson was an anarch who flouted the conventions of art and life.American Sketches
The idea of live and let live has never been the propaganda of the anarch.
For the spiritual breath of life to the anarch is flattery, attention.
Like Carlo Cafiero, the rich Italian anarch, you must give your money to us—every cent of it.Visionaries
- archaic an instigator or personification of anarchy
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Word Origin and History for anarch
"leader of leaderlessness," 1660s, a deliciously paradoxical word used by Milton, Pope, Byron; see anarchy.
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