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anarchist

[ an-er-kist ]
/ ˈæn ər kɪst /
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noun
a person who advocates or believes in anarchy or anarchism.
a person who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order in the place of that destroyed.
a person who promotes disorder or excites revolt against any established rule, law, or custom.
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Origin of anarchist

First recorded in 1670–80; anarch(y) + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for anarchist

anarchist
/ (ˈænəkɪst) /

noun
a person who advocates the abolition of government and a social system based on voluntary cooperation
a person who causes disorder or upheaval

Derived forms of anarchist

anarchistic, adjective
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