anarchy

(redirected from anarchical)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

anarchy

1. Political theory general lawlessness and disorder, esp when thought to result from an absence or failure of government
2. the absence or lack of government
3. the theory or practice of political anarchism
References in periodicals archive ?
The anarchical nature of a democracy leads to the creation of factions.
The anarchical approach on projects is a phase every student should have to face in their development.
of the social order in order to move from anarchical immigration to ordered immigration?
The Anarchical Society in a Globalized World, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, s.
Hedley Bull, The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics (London, UK: MacMillan, 1977), 335.
Factually, after the anarchical world of human prehistory has gone for good, the state and society have always been coevolving.
In this sense, Tolstoi is deeply anarchical, for his writings of this period offer an attempt to undermine dominant value systems by revealing the complex ways in which specifically Western institutions--democracy, capitalism, and "civilization"--control and compromise people by compelling them to compel others.
So, what we should be doing is enlisting the help of other freedom-loving nations, so we can present a united front against these anarchical terrorists.
The fight against this dictatorial and anarchical mindset must also continue; it will.
They wanted disruption and violence to create anarchical situation in the country.
However, manyness does not mean an anarchical pluralism; rather, it is an experience of multiplicity that cannot be subtracted to one.
Aside from the obvious anarchical effect of such laws, this campaign stands the hallowed principle of the separation of church and state on its head.