Definition of Anarchy

1. Noun. A state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government).

Exact synonyms: Lawlessness
Category relationships: Administration, Governance, Governing, Government, Government Activity
Generic synonyms: Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Nihilism
Derivative terms: Anarchical, Anarchist, Lawless, Lawless



Definition of Anarchy

1. n. Absence of government; the state of society where there is no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political confusion.

Definition of Anarchy

1. Noun. The state of a society being without authorities or a governing body. ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Noun. A chaotic and confusing absence of any form of political authority or government. ¹

4. Noun. confusion in general; disorder ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anarchy

1. absence of government [n -CHIES] : ANARCHIC [adj]

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Literary usage of Anarchy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1832)
"The, Masque of anarchy, a Poem, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY. ... All bent to and shouted joy to anarchy, who, however, was stopped in the midst of his ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"anarchy, then, exists long in the minds of men before it reveals itself in facts, and it may be referred to two principal causes: disagreement in beliefs or ..."

3. History of Friedrich II of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"Burggraf Friedrich III.; and the anarchy of Nineteen Years This same ... Friedrich's life had fallen in times of huge anarchy : the Hohenstauffen line gone ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Carlyle by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"Burggraf Friedrich III.; and the anarchy of Nineteen Years This same ... Friedrich's life had fallen in times of huge anarchy : the Hohenstauffen line gone ..."

5. A History of Greece: From Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time, B by George Finlay (1877)
"Agostino ejected from the presidency.—Governing commission.—State of Greece.— anarchy. ... of anarchy in the Morea.—Condition of Messenia.— . ..."

6. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"anarchy AND VIOLENCE; FRIGHTFUL CONDITION OF THE PEASANTS AND SOME HAPPY RESULTS THEREFROM They were in truth hard times for the poor people, these Middle ..."

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