Word of the Day – Minarchy

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Minarchy (noun)


Minimal government; specifically a (hypothetical) form of government that does not interfere with individual rights and civil liberties, and that has itself no right to levy taxes upon legitimately acquired property.

1960s; earliest use found in Ralph Borsodi (1888–1977). From min- + -archy.

Example sentences

“After the corruptness of previous governments many people are calling for a minarchy.”

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