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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'independence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2265
Written Corpus Frequency
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
Examples of independence in a Sentence
We have got that independence and we are trying to run our country as decently as possible.
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
No one wants to risk their money unless they can depend on the independence of the judiciary.
Our party was founded on the irresistible idea that the Declaration of Independence applies to everyone, mr. Lincoln inspired our party with the conviction that the ultimate source of progress and prosperity is the equal freedom of all Americans to fulfill their hopes and dreams for a better future.
The self-evident truths announced in the Declaration of Independence are not truths at all, if taken literally; and the practical conclusions contained in the same passage of that Declaration prove that they were never designed to be so received.
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- istiqlal, müstəqillik, istiqlaliyyətAzerbaijani
- independènciaCatalan, Valencian
- samostatnost, nezávislostCzech
- uafhængighed, selvstændighedDanish
- memstareco, sendependeco, sendependencoEsperanto
- sõltumatus, iseseisvusEstonian
- استقلال, آزادیPersian
- riippumattomuus, itsenäisyysFinnish
- neo-eisimeileachdScottish Gaelic
- önállóság, függetlenségHungarian
- sjálfstæði, óhæðiIcelandic
- 독립, 獨立Korean
- көз каранды эместик, багынбоочулук, өзүнчөлүкKyrgyz
- тусгаар тогтнол, бие даасан байдалMongolian
- ကိုယ့်မင်းကိုယ့်ချင်း, လွတ်လပ်ရေးBurmese
- zelfstandigheid, onafhankelijkheidDutch
- niezależność, niepodległośćPolish
- незави́симость, самостоя́тельностьRussian
- не̏овисно̄ст, nȅovisnōst, nezávisnōst, неза́висно̄стSerbo-Croatian
- ස්වාධීනත්වයSinhala, Sinhalese
- pamvarësi, pavarësiAlbanian
- స్వాతంత్ర్యము, స్వాతంత్య్రంTelugu
- озодӣ, истиқлолTajik
- мөстәкыйльлек, бәйсезлекTatar
- آزادی, استقلالUrdu
- istiqlol, ozodlik, mustaqillikUzbek
- độc lập, 獨立Vietnamese
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