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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anarchy 
  n  :  a  state  of  lawlessness  and  disorder  (usually  resulting  from 
  a  failure  of  government)  [syn:  {lawlessness}] 




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