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Meaning of ANARCHY

Pronunciation:  'anurkee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)

ANARCHY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: lawlessness
 See Also: disorder, nihilism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An"arch*y\, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. anarchie. See {Anarch}.]
1. Absence of government; the state of society where there is
   no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political

         Spread anarchy and terror all around. --Cowper.

2. Hence, confusion or disorder, in general.

         There being then . . . an anarchy, as I may term it,
         in authors and their re?koning of years. --Fuller.

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