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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Independence.
  • n. An independent territory or state.
  • n. The Independent movement in 17th-century England.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Independence.
  • n. An independent territory or state.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Independence.
  • n. Doctrine and polity of the Independents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Independence.
  • n. Eccles., the principle that the individual congregation or church is a society strictly voluntary and autonomous, standing directly under the authority of Jesus Christ, living in immediate dependence on him, and responsible to him alone for its beliefs and acts as a Christian society; specifically, the principles of the Independents or English Congregationalists, as distinguished from those of the Congregationalists of the United States.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. freedom from control or influence of another or others

Etymologies

independent +‎ -cy (Wiktionary)

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