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anarchy

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a state in which there is widespread wrongdoing and disregard for rules and authority
  • the anarchy that the country experienced after the dictator drained the treasury and fled the country

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The first known use of anarchy was in 1539

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“Anarchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/anarchy. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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