Meaning of “anarchy” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “anarchy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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anarchynoun [ U ]

us /ˈæn·ər·ki, -ˌɑr·ki/

politics & government a lack of organization and control in a society or group, esp. because either there is no government or it has no power:

Civil war has led to anarchy.
The crowd was restless and verging on anarchy.
noun [ C ] us /ˈæn·ər·kɪst, ˈænˌɑr-/

politics & government

Belief in freedom doesn’t make you an anarchist.

(Definition of “anarchy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)