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independency

[in-di-pen-duh n-see] /ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dən si/
noun, plural independencies.
1.
independence (def 1).
2.
a territory not under the control of any other power.
3.
(initial capital letter) Ecclesiastical.
  1. the principle that the individual congregation or church is an autonomous and equalitarian society free from any external ecclesiastical control.
  2. the polity based on this principle.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; independ(ent) + -ency
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British Dictionary definitions for in-dependency

independency

/ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
a territory or state free from the control of any other power
2.
another word for independence

Independency

/ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənsɪ/
noun
1.
(esp in the Congregational Church) the principle upholding the independence of each local church or congregation
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