Independence

Definition of Independence

In`de`pend´ence
n.1.
1.The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
Let fortune do her worst, . . . as long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence.
- Pope.
2.Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
Declaration of Independence
(Amer. Hist.) the declaration of the Congress of the Thirteen United States of America, on the 4th of July, 1776, by which they formally declared that these colonies were free and independent States, not subject to the government of Great Britain.

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