Anarchy

Anarchy is the condition of a society, entity, group of people, or a single person that rejects hierarchy.[1] The word originally meant leaderlessness, but in 1840 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon adopted the term in his treatise What Is Property? to refer to a new political philosophy: anarchism, which advocates stateless societies based on voluntary associations. In practical terms, anarchy can refer to the curtailment or abolition of traditional forms of government and institutions. It can also designate a nation (or anywhere on earth that is inhabited) that has no system of government or central rule. Anarchy is primarily advocated by anarchists, individuals who propose replacing government with voluntary institutions.

Etymology

The word anarchy comes from the ancient Greek ἀναρχία (anarchia), which combines (a), "not, without" and ἀρχή (arkhi), "ruler, leader, authority." Thus, the term refers to a person or society "without rulers" or "without leaders".[2]

Other Languages
العربية: لا سلطة
aragonés: Anarquía
azərbaycanca: Anarxiya
беларуская: Анархія
Bikol Central: Anarkiya
български: Анархия
Boarisch: Anarchie
bosanski: Anarhija
català: Anarquia
čeština: Anarchie
dansk: Anarki
Deutsch: Anarchie
eesti: Anarhia
эрзянь: Азортомочи
español: Anarquía
Esperanto: Anarkio
euskara: Anarkia
فارسی: بی‌دولتی
français: Anarchie
galego: Anarquía
한국어: 무정부 상태
हिन्दी: अराजकता
hrvatski: Anarhija
Bahasa Indonesia: Anarkis
italiano: Anarchia
עברית: אנרכיה
ქართული: ანარქია
қазақша: Анархия
Kreyòl ayisyen: Anachi
kurdî: Anarşî
Latina: Anarchia
latviešu: Anarhija
lietuvių: Anarchija
lumbaart: Anarchia
македонски: Анархија
მარგალური: ანარქია
Nederlands: Regeringsloosheid
नेपाल भाषा: अव्यवस्थावाद
日本語: 無政府状態
norsk: Anarki
norsk nynorsk: Anarki
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਰਾਜਹੀਣਤਾ
polski: Anarchia
română: Anarhie
русский: Анархия
sardu: Anarchia
Scots: Anarchy
shqip: Anarkia
sicilianu: Anarchìa
සිංහල: අරාජික
Simple English: Anarchy
slovenščina: Anarhija
Soomaaliga: Fowdo
کوردی: ئەنارکی
српски / srpski: Анархија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Anarhija
suomi: Anarkia
svenska: Anarki
Tagalog: Anarkiya
татарча/tatarça: Анархия
українська: Анархія
vèneto: Anarchìa
ייִדיש: אנארכיע
žemaitėška: Anarkėjė