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Definition of "anarchy" []

  • Absence of any form of political authority. (noun)
  • Political disorder and confusion. (noun)
  • Absence of any cohesive principle, such as a common standard or purpose. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anarchy" in a sentence
  • "Using modifications of the term anarchy, such as “market anarchy,” or “anarcho-capitalist,” implies that plain old “anarchy” is *not* libertarian or not compatible with free markets."
  • "In the words of the People's Poet, "now that's what I call anarchy!""
  • "ZAHN: We just had an eye witness on the air, a gentleman named Allister Goldwine, who talked about what he described as anarchy when he entered the cafeteria."