anarchy

  • 1 Anarchy — (from el. αναρχία anarchía , without ruler ) may refer to any of the following: * Absence of government; a state of lawlessness due to the absence or inefficiency of the supreme power; political disorder. [ anarchy. Oxford English Dictionary.… …

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  • 2 Anarchy — • An absence of law Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Anarchy     Anarchy     † Catholic En …

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  • 3 Anarchy — Beschreibung A Journal of Desire Armed Fachgebiet Ph …

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  • 4 anarchy — 1 Anarchy, anarchism overlap in their implications but are not synonyms because of differing denotations. Anarchy may denote a state or condition of society where there is no law or imposed order because social evolution has rendered these… …

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  • 5 Anarchy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Anarchy Álbum de Busta Rhymes Publicación 20 de junio de 2000 Grabación 2000 …

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  • 6 Anarchy — 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 confusion. [1913 Webster] Spread anarchy and terror all around. Cowper …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 anarchy — I noun absence of authority, breakdown of administration, chaos, confusion, discord, disobedience, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disregard, disunion, indiscipline, insubordination, insurgence, insurrection, interregnum,… …

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  • 8 anarchy — (n.) 1530s, from Fr. anarchie or directly from M.L. anarchia, from Gk. anarkhia lack of a leader, the state of people without a government (in Athens, used of the Year of Thirty Tyrants, 404 B.C., when there was no archon), noun of state from… …

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  • 9 anarchy — [n] lawlessness; absence of government chaos, confusion, disorder, disorganization, disregard, hostility, misrule, mob rule, nihilism, nongovernment, rebellion, reign of terror, revolution, riot, turmoil, unrest; concepts 29,674 Ant. lawfulness,… …

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  • 10 anarchy — ► NOUN 1) a state of disorder due to lack of government or control. 2) a society founded on the principles of anarchism. ORIGIN Greek anarkhia, from an without + arkhos chief, ruler …

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  • 11 anarchy — [an′ər kē, an′är΄kē] n. pl. anarchies [Gr anarchia: see ANARCH] 1. the complete absence of government 2. political disorder and violence; lawlessness 3. disorder in any sphere of activity …

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  • 12 anarchy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, total ▪ near, virtual ▪ The high number of strikes resulted in near anarchy. ▪ moral ▪ …

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  • 13 anarchy — an|ar|chy [ˈænəki US ər ] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Medieval Latin; Origin: anarchia, from Greek, from anarchos having no ruler , from an without + archos ruler ] a situation in which there is no effective government in a country or no order in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Anarchy — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Anarchy est un jeu vidéo développé et édité par Hewson Consultants en 1987. Anarchy est un jeu vidéo développé par WJS Design et édité par Psygnosis en… …

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  • 15 anarchy — n. 1) complete, total, utter anarchy 2) anarchy reigns * * * [ ænəkɪ] total utteranarchy complete anarchy reigns …

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  • 16 anarchy — [[t]æ̱nə(r)ki[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you describe a situation as anarchy, you mean that nobody seems to be paying any attention to rules or laws. The school s liberal, individualistic traditions were in danger of slipping into anarchy …

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  • 17 anarchy — /an euhr kee/, n. 1. a state of society without government or law. 2. political and social disorder due to the absence of governmental control: The death of the king was followed by a year of anarchy. 3. a theory that regards the absence of all… …

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  • 18 Anarchy — The condition of a society with no government. Some people think an anarchist society would result in lawlessness and chaos. Others, such as anarcho capitalists, believe that private businesses would fill the void of government and provide the… …

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  • 19 anarchy — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin anarchia, from Greek, from anarchos having no ruler, from an + archos ruler more at arch Date: 1539 1. a. absence of government b. a state of lawlessness or political disorder …

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  • 20 anarchy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. lawlessness, terrorism, disorder, disorganization; nihilism. Ant., order, rule of law. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Disorder] Syn. turmoil, chaos, mob rule; see disorder 2 . 2. [Absence of government] Syn.… …

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