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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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By degrees the anarchy finds a way into private houses, and ends by getting among the animals and infecting them.
The medieval Church, at first merely from the brutal necessities of a period of anarchy, had for the most part frowned on the joy and beauty of life, permitting pleasure, indeed, to the laity, but as a thing half dangerous, and declaring that there was perfect safety only within the walls of the nominally ascetic Church itself.
8220;On a personal level, it is a way to empower urban dwellers and encourage self-sufficiency in an urban world, though we encourage anyone with a passion for growing to join,” said Sarah Angel, owner of Domestic Anarchy.
BREWERS are descending into Anarchy after being forced to change their name rather than face a courtroom battle.
As with its men's products, Axe is supporting the brand with racy television advertisements, but is also leveraging social media by launching an Anarchy graphic novel on YouTube and Facebook that will be updated every few days with user-provided ideas.
The Imperial Anarchy collection debuted during Fashion Week in both New York and London.
Neille Ilel nailed the dichotomy between the two kinds of emergency aid groups in New Orleans ("A Healthy Dose of Anarchy," December).
As Leeson and Stringham note, following Hummel (2001), an ideological shift would be required, however, for libertarian anarchy to displace government.
Perhaps my favorite quote from the Founders on the subject of property is that uttered by John Adams: "Unless property is as sacred as the laws of God, and there exists a force of law and justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.
The highly-anticipated multiplayer game Anarchy Online will be launched next Thursday.
But as an artificial calm hovered over Tirana - pierced Sunday night by the crackle of automatic fire - the rest of the country remained out of government control, given over to the anarchy of looters, vandals and armed gangs.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday turned the tables on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, accusing the country's highest court official of endorsing anarchy for issuing 'dangerous statements' about his administration's ruthless drug war.