Definition of anarchy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈanəki


[mass noun]
  • 2Absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.
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    • If the world is thought of in terms of anarchy then power politics will be seen as the solution to the problem of insecurity.
    • He presumably wants public anarchy funded by socialist tyranny, but that is another issue.
    • In hundreds of pages they endeavoured to show just how democratic centralised Soviet anarchy was supposed to be.


mid 16th century: via medieval Latin from Greek anarkhia, from anarkhos, from an- 'without' + arkhos 'chief, ruler'.

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