The definition of anarchy is chaos due to lack of authority to enforce rules.(noun)
Lawlessness in a country because of the break down of the government is an example of anarchy.
See anarchy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. anarchies
Origin: Gr anarchia: see anarch
See anarchy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. an·ar·chies
Origin: New Latin anarchia
Origin: , from Greek anarkhiā
Origin: , from anarkhos, without a ruler
Origin: : an-, without; see a-1
Origin: + arkhos, ruler; see -arch.
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