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Pronunciation:  `indi'penduns, `indi'penduns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the successful ending of the American Revolution; "they maintained close relations with England even after independence"
  2. [n]  a city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail
  3. [n]  freedom from control or influence of another or others

INDEPENDENCE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: independency
 See Also: autarchy, autarky, autonomy, city, freedom, liberty, metropolis, Missouri, MO, self-direction, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, separateness, Show Me State, triumph, urban center, victory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`de*pend"ence\, n. [Cf. F. ind['e]pendance.]
1. 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.

         Let fortune do her worst, . . . as long as she never
         makes us lose our honesty and our independence.

2. Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

{Declaration of Independence} (Amer. Hist.), the declaration
   of the Congress of the Thirteen United States of America,
   on the 4th of July, 1776, by which they formally declared
   that these colonies were free and independent States, not
   subject to the government of Great Britain.

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