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anarchy

noun [U] uk   /ˈæn.ə.ki/  us   /-ɚ-/
a situation in which there is no organization and control, especially in society, because there is no effective government: What we are witnessing is the country's slow slide into anarchy. The country has been in a state of anarchy since the inconclusive election. If the pay deal isn't settled amicably there'll be anarchy in the factories.
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