anarchy
I noun absence of authority, breakdown of administration, chaos, confusion, discord, disobedience, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disregard, disunion, indiscipline, insubordination, insurgence, insurrection, interregnum, irresponsibility, lawlessness, licentia, misgovernment, misrule, mob law, mob rule, nihilism, political disorder, rebellion, revolution, riot, sedition, terrorism, tumult, turmoil, unruliness, uprising associated concepts: criminal anarchy II index confusion (turmoil), disorder (lack of order), havoc, insurrection, lynch law, misrule, pandemonium, revolution

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anarchy
n.
A political system characterized by an absence of government and law-enforcement mechanisms and complete freedom for individuals; a state of lawlessness or disorder resulting from a lack of governing authority.

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