Dependence

Definition of Dependence

De`pend´ence
n.1.The act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support.
2.The state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection (as of an effect to its cause).
The cause of effects, and the dependence of one thing upon another.
- Bp. Burnet.
3.Mutual connection and support; concatenation; systematic inter-relation.
So dark and so intricate of purpose, without any dependence or order.
- Sir T. More.
4.Subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one's self; a lack of independence or self-sufficiency.
Reduced to a servile dependence on their mercy.
- Burke.
5.A resting with confidence; reliance; trust.
Affectionate dependence on the Creator is the spiritual life of the soul.
- T. Erskine.
6.That on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence.
7.That which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else.
Like a large cluster of black grapes they show
And make a large dependence from the bough.
- Dryden.
8.A matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel.
To go on now with my first dependence.
- Beau. & Fl.

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