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ˈæn ər kian·ar·chy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anarchy, lawlessness(noun)

    a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)

Wiktionary

  1. anarchy(Noun)

    The state of a society being without authoritarians or a governing body.

  2. anarchy(Noun)

    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.

  3. anarchy(Noun)

    A chaotic and confusing absence of any form of political authority or government.

  4. anarchy(Noun)

    confusion in general; disorder

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anarchy(noun)

    absence of government; the state of society where there is no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political confusion

  2. Anarchy(noun)

    hence, confusion or disorder, in general

  3. Origin: [Gr. : cf. F. anarchie. See Anarch.]

Freebase

  1. Anarchy

    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

  1. Anarchy

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anarchy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anarchy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of anarchy in a Sentence

  1. David Layson:

    Anarchy is not chaos, but order with out control.

  2. Unknown:

    Anarchy - it's not the law, it's just a good idea.

  3. Jean Asselborn:

    We have no policy any more. We are heading into anarchy.

  4. Henry Ward Beecher:

    The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.

  5. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Besides anarchy, the worst thing in this world is government.

Images & Illustrations of anarchy

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