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Also, independency. the state or quality of being independent.
freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
Archaic. a competency.

1630–40; independ(ent) + -ence

interindependence, noun
postindependence, adjective
preindependence, noun
superindependence, noun

1. See freedom. Unabridged
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independence (ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns)
Also called: independency the state or quality of being independent

Independence (ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns)
a city in W Missouri, near Kansas City: starting point for the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails (1831--44). Pop: 112 079 (2003 est)

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Word Origin & History

1630s, from independent. U.S. Independence Day (July 4) recorded under that name by 1791.
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Independence definition

City in western Missouri.

Note: Beginning of the Santa Fe Trail, used by settlers moving west.
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