anomy (n.) "lawlessness," 1590s, anglicized from Fr. anomie; from Gk. anomia "lawlessness," noun of quality from anomos "without law, lawless," from a-, privative prefix, "without" (see AN- (Cf. an-) (1)) + nomos "law" (see NUMISMATICS (Cf. numismatics)).

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