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independence

[in-di-pen-duh ns] /ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dəns/
noun
1.
Also, independency. the state or quality of being independent.
2.
freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
3.
Archaic. a competency.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; independ(ent) + -ence
Related forms
interindependence, noun
postindependence, adjective
preindependence, noun
superindependence, noun
Synonyms
1. See freedom.
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British Dictionary definitions for preindependence

independence

/ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being independent Also called independency

Independence

/ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns/
noun
1.
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 and History for preindependence

independence

n.

1630s; see independent + -ence. Earlier in same sense was independency (1610s). U.S. Independence Day (July 4) recorded under that name by 1791. An Old English word for it was selfdom, with dom "law."

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preindependence in Culture

Independence definition


City in western Missouri.

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