in·de·pend·ence [in-di-pen-duhns] (previously 07-04-13)
1. Also, independency. the state or quality of being independent.
2. freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
3. Archaic. a competency.
OTHER WORDS FROM INDEPENDENCE
WORDS RELATED TO INDEPENDENCE
autonomy, ability, self-determination, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, separation, sovereignty, self-government, self-rule, aptitude, autarchy, qualification, license
SYNONYMS FOR INDEPENDENCE
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1. See freedom.
Origin: 1630–40; independ(ent) + -ence
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