freedom from control or influence of another or others
the successful ending of the American Revolution
"they maintained close relations with England even after independence"
a city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail
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.
The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
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
Etymology: [Cf. F. indpendance.]
sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood
Etymology: [Cf. F. indpendance.]
Independence is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory. The opposite of independence is a dependent territory. Whether attainment of independence is different from revolution has long been contested, and has often been debated over the question of violence as a legitimate means to achieving sovereignty. While some revolutions seek and achieve national independence, others aim only to redistribute power — with or without an element of emancipation, such as in democratization — within a state, which as such may remain unaltered. Nation-states have been granted independence without any revolutionary acts. The Russian October Revolution, for example, was not intended to seek national independence; the United States Revolutionary War, however, was. Autonomy refers to a kind of independence which has been granted by an overseeing authority that itself still retains ultimate authority over that territory. A protectorate refers to an autonomous region that depends upon a larger government for its protection as an autonomous region. The dates of established independence, are typically celebrated as a national holiday known as an independence day.
The Roycroft Dictionary
An achievement, not a bequest.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Self government. Good enough for a Cuban, but too good for a Filipino.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'Independence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2265
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Rank popularity for the word 'Independence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4707
Rank popularity for the word 'Independence' in Nouns Frequency: #1025
The numerical value of Independence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Independence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Let me be clear that we will guarantee the independence of the Bank of England.
Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it.
We are waiting for the person who will come and intervene. They will go back in body bags because nobody will come to Nigeria and tell us how to run our country, we have got that independence and we are trying to run our country as decently as possible.
It is very easy in the world to live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self-centered. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
(It) is not only extremely frustrating but also is revealing of the lack of solid independence of the judiciary in Guatemala, which is clearly sensitive to political pressure, their record has been quite unimpressive particularly regarding efforts to nullify and stop the criminal prosecution of this dictator.
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- müstəqillik, istiqlal, istiqlaliyyətAzerbaijani
- independènciaCatalan, Valencian
- samostatnost, nezávislostCzech
- selvstændighed, uafhængighedDanish
- sendependeco, sendependenco, memstarecoEsperanto
- sõltumatus, iseseisvusEstonian
- استقلال, آزادیPersian
- riippumattomuus, itsenäisyysFinnish
- neo-eisimeileachdScottish Gaelic
- függetlenség, önállóságHungarian
- óhæði, sjálfstæðiIcelandic
- 獨立, 독립Korean
- багынбоочулук, өзүнчөлүк, көз каранды эместикKyrgyz
- тусгаар тогтнол, бие даасан байдалMongolian
- လွတ်လပ်ရေး, ကိုယ့်မင်းကိုယ့်ချင်းBurmese
- onafhankelijkheid, zelfstandigheidDutch
- niepodległość, niezależnośćPolish
- незави́симость, самостоя́тельностьRussian
- неза́висно̄ст, nezávisnōst, nȅovisnōst, не̏овисно̄стSerbo-Croatian
- ස්වාධීනත්වයSinhala, Sinhalese
- pamvarësi, pavarësiAlbanian
- స్వాతంత్య్రం, స్వాతంత్ర్యముTelugu
- истиқлол, озодӣTajik
- бәйсезлек, мөстәкыйльлекTatar
- استقلال, آزادیUrdu
- mustaqillik, ozodlik, istiqlolUzbek
- 獨立, độc lậpVietnamese
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