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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
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(154) He argues, "The whaling evidence refutes legal-centralism and strongly supports the proposition that property rights may arise anarchically out of social custom." (155) I assert that biofuel law and policy have developed out a milieu of social customs and legal norms aimed at wealth-maximizing efforts that have placed little emphasis on environmental stewardship and sustainability principles.
'hosts' by anarchically inclined 'parasites'; (114)
Nearly a quarter of a century later, it still is: Younger female writers like Lena Dunham and Sharon Horgan may owe a degree of their edge to Saunders' klutzy trailblazing, but there's still nothing quite as anarchically feminine as "Ab Fab" on our TV screens.
While Fellini's gaze fluctuates anarchically around Rome's fast-expanding cityscape, Pasolini's camera is more ideological and aims to capture the city's most marginal and peripheral interstices.
Mac Low also argues that this freedom makes the text more anarchically activist or, more appropriately, a more effective activist text, because of its ability to act as an analogy of a free community rather than a description of such a community.
By the end of the novel Eleanor is acting like an anarchically inclined child nurtured by bad parenting of both the pennissive and authoritarian modes.
He must have known his wife and kids loved him, his mates thought he was great, that strangers the world over held him in their hearts, a hilarious stranger we could rely on to anarchically interrupt the all-encompassing sadness of the world."
And so has been the entire administrative leviathan, which seems adrift chaotically and anarchically, with no set direction in sight.
Cartoons first emerged anarchically, and one has to go back about 3,500 years in time to the era of the pharaohs to find early forms of politicized cartoons that portrayed Egypt as a cat and the European ruler as a mouse.
We thus put forward the hypothesis that, after a period when the process of expansion of the constructed areas has developed anarchically, one transitions towards a strict management of this phenomenon, the local officials' attention now focusing towards the township's center, where there is a dense network of roads, close to the service provider and proximity trade centers.
But in a conversation anything can happen too: it's always a scene of non-sovereign relation, and therefore one in which supremacy's process can be anarchically, experimentally, or accidentally exploded.
In particular, we note that the Net entails the connection of resources, time, and ideas to be shared "generously" and "anarchically." The Christian faith is called insistently to relate to this kind of forma mentis [mind set].