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anarchy
Without a leader; absence of government and law.

After the revolution, there was complete anarchy in the land.

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anarchy (s) (noun), anarchies (pl)
1. The absence of any formal system of government in a society: After the revolution, there was a period of anarchy when no one seemed to be in charge of the government.
2. A situation in which there is a total lack of organization or control: In the wake of the riots, it appeared that total anarchy prevailed.
3. Political disorder and violence; lawlessness: The history book provides accounts of several periods of political anarchy which occurred in the twentieth century.
4. Disorder in any sphere of activity: While looking through the microscope at the microbes, it appeared that a state of anarchy among the microbes prevailed because of the introduction of a negative substance.

When the rich assemble to concern themselves with the business of the poor, it is called charity. When the poor assemble to concern themselves with the business of the rich, it is called anarchy.

—Paul Richard
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