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anarchy

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin anarchia, from Ancient Greek ἀναρχία (anarkhía), from ἀν- (an-, not), + ἀρχή (arkhḗ, power, authority).

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anarchy (countable and uncountable, plural anarchies)

  1. (uncountable) The state of a society being without authorities or an authoritative governing body.
  2. (uncountable) Anarchism; the political theory that a community is best organized by the voluntary cooperation of individuals, rather than by a government, which is regarded as being coercive by nature.
  3. (countable) A chaotic and confusing absence of any form of political authority or government.
  4. Confusion in general; disorder.

Usage notesEdit

  • (confusion or misunderstanding in general): Anarchists feel it is inappropriate to use anarchy to mean “a state of chaos or confusion”. However, this has historically been a common use of the word.

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