An"arch*y (#), n. [Gr. : cf. F. anarchie. See Anarch.]


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.


Hence, confusion or disorder, in general.

There being then . . . an anarchy, as I may term it, in authors and their rekoning of years. Fuller.


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