a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
The state of a society being without authoritarians or a governing body.
Anarchism; the political theory that a community is best organized by the voluntary cooperation of individuals, rather than by a government, which is regarded as being coercive by nature.
A chaotic and confusing absence of any form of political authority or government.
confusion in general; disorder
absence of government; the state of society where there is no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political confusion
hence, confusion or disorder, in general
Origin: [Gr. : cf. F. anarchie. See Anarch.]
Anarchy has more than one definition. Some use the term "anarchy" to refer to a society without a publicly enforced government or violently enforced political authority. When used in this sense, anarchy may or may not be intended to imply political disorder or lawlessness within a society. Others, including most individuals who self-identify as anarchists, use the term to imply a system of governance, mostly theoretical at a nation state level. There are also other forms of anarchy that attempt to avoid the use of coercion, violence, force and authority, while still producing a productive and desirable society. Anarchy is also a technical issue of economic science.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an′ark-i, n. the want of government in a state: political confusion: conflict of opinion.—adjs. Anarch′al (rare); Anarch′ic, Anarch′ical.—v.t. Anarch′ise.—ns. An′archism, anarchy: the negation of government—the name adopted by a phase of revolutionary socialism associated with the names of Proudhon and Bakunin. Their ideal of society was of one without government of any kind, when every man should be a law unto himself; An′archist, An′arch, one who promotes anarchy. [Gr. a, an, neg., archē, government.]
The numerical value of anarchy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of anarchy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- анархия, безредие, безвластиеBulgarian
- anarquiaCatalan, Valencian
- anarchie, bezvládí, zmatekCzech
- anarĥio, anarkioEsperanto
- هرج و مرجPersian
- 無政府状態, 跳梁跋扈Japanese
- 無政府狀態, 무정부 상태Korean
- anarchie, regeringsloosheidDutch
- anarki, vanstyreNorwegian
- анархия, безвластиеRussian
- безвлашће, bezakonje, безакоње, bespravlje, анархија, бесправље, anarhija, bezvlašćeSerbo-Croatian
- අරාජිකSinhala, Sinhalese
- tình trạng vô chính phủVietnamese
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