absence of authority

See: anarchy
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It also produced the absence of authority or, worse yet, empowered Islamist groups that are implacably hostile to the United States.
Also the absence of authority has given pirates an opportunity to flourish and they have become a major threat to ships.
At this time, Lebanon also finds itself tumbling toward its fifth month without a government, so the attack also underscores the worsening absence of authority.
Unwilling to enter into an analysis of economic causes, Nieves Conde's film suggests that an absence of authority is the chief cause of Spanish social ills.
The commuters also expressed their agony over the absence of authority to keep a check over this anomaly.
Particularly in absence of authority to the contrary, this opinion demonstrates that no substantial grounds exist for a difference of opinion with regard to the June 6 Order.
Because LLCs continue to be the entity of choice, the absence of authority continues to complicate an adviser's task of guiding a client and having assurance in sustaining an IRS challenge.
This power vacuum cannot last indefinitely, for in time the absence of authority may lead the Pathan tribes to try and loot Kabul as they have done before, or the Russians may seek to profit,' he said.
He embraces the chaos of ultimate decentralization and individual power, writing a book that in its very title celebrates the complete absence of authority imposed by any central place or person.
In America the great evil, apart from slavery, consisted of a spirit of lawlessness and an absence of authority, a condition from which those at the bottom of society suffered more than those at the top.
The movements that resulted in the overthrow of those autocrats, often with support from the United States, ended up creating the absence of authority.
In the absence of authority there is nothing to stop public servants and people in power from asking for bribes and taking advantage of their fellow citizens.