- a person who believes in or advocates anarchism
- a person who promotes anarchy, as by flouting or ignoring rules, duties, or accepted standards of conduct
Leo Tolstoy is an example of a famous anarchist.
- 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.
- One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion against authority.
- (By extension from previous sense), one who promotes chaos and lawlessness; a nihilist.
- One who resents outside control or influence on his or her life, in particular a government, and therefore desires the absence of political control.
- Self-identified anarchists in sense 1 may object to the use of this term in senses 2 and 3.
(comparative more anarchist, superlative most anarchist)
- (somewhat rare) Relating to anarchism or to anarchists.
From French anarchiste, from Ancient Greek ἀναρχία (anarkhia) from the roots ἀν- (an-, “without”) + ἀρχή (arkhe, “rule”).
- During his first week of office an anarchist, Vaillant, who had managed to gain admission to the chamber, threw a bomb at the president, and M.
- In July 1900 he was assassinated by an anarchist at Monza.
- Kermfln named Mirza Reza, who had resided a short time in Constantinople and there acquired revolutionary and anarchist ideas from Kemalu d-Din, the so-called Afghan sheikh, who, after being very kindly treated by the shah, preached revolution and anarchy at Teheran, fled ~to Europe, visited London, and finally took up his residence in Constantinople.
- Canovas did not live to see his scheme put into practice, as he was assassinated by an anarchist at the baths of Santa Agueda, in the Basque Provinces, on the 9th of August 1897.
- On the 16th of June an attempt by an anarchist named Lega was made on Crispis life; on the 24th of June President Carnot was assassinated by the anarchist Caserio; and on the 3oth of June an Italian journalist was murdered at Leghorn for a newspaper attack upon anarchism a series of outrages which led the government to frame and parliament to adopt (11th July) a Public Safety Bill for the prevention of anarchist propaganda and crime.