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ἀναρχ-ία, ἡ, lack of a leader, ἀναρχίης ἐούσης since there was no commander, Hdt.9.23; οὐκ ἐρεῖτ' ἀ. A.Supp.906.

II. lawlessness, anarchy, δημόθρους ἀναρχία Id.Ag.883, cf. Th.6.72; ἀ. καὶ ἀνομία Pl. R.575a; opp. ἐλευθερία, 560e; ἀ. καὶ ἀταξία Arist.Pol.1302b29; ἀ. δούλων καὶ γυναικῶν their independence, ib. 1319b28.

III. at Athens, a year during which there was no archon, X.HG2.3.1, Arist.Ath. 13.1.

IV. not holding office, Arr.Epict.3.20.17.