noun (anarchies, -)
- (uncountable) The state of a society being without authoritarians or a governing body.
- (countable) A chaotic and confusing absence of any form of political authority or government.
- (uncountable) anarchism, Anarchism; the political theory that a community is best organize, organized by the voluntary cooperation of individuals, rather than by government, which is regarded as being coercive by nature.
- confusion in general; disorder
- German: Anarchie(de)f
- Italian: anarchia(it)f
- French: anarchie(fr)f
- Spanish: anarquía(es)f
Etymology: (term, anarchia) < Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, á, tr=anarchía) < (term, sc=polytonic, á-, tr=an-, , not), + (term, sc=polytonic, á, tr=archos, , ruler, authority).
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