from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Reliance on one's own capabilities, judgment, or resources; independence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The capacity to rely on one's own capabilities, and to manage one's own affairs; independence not to be dependent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Reliance on one's own powers or judgment; self-trust.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Reliance on one's own powers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. personal independence
self- + reliance (Wiktionary)