Governmenta state of society without government or law.
Governmentpolitical and social disorder due to the absence of governmental control:The death of the king was followed by a year of anarchy.
Governmenta theory that regards the absence of all direct or coercive government as a political ideal and that proposes the cooperative and voluntary association of individuals and groups as the principal mode of organized society.
confusion; chaos; disorder:Intellectual and moral anarchy followed his loss of faith.
Greek, anarchía lawlessness, literally, lack of a leader, equivalent. to ánarch(os) leaderless (an-an-1 + arch(ós) leader + -os adjective, adjectival suffix) + -ia -y3
Middle French anarchie or Medieval Latin anarchia)