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

Let fortune do her worst, . . . as long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Independence — Independence, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 113288 Housing Units (2000): 50213 Land area (2000): 78.328220 sq. miles (202.869151 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.126088 sq. miles (0.326566 sq. km) Total area (2000): 78.454308 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Independence — (eng. Unabhängigkeit) steht für Independence (Zigarren), Zigarrenmarke USS Independence, Schiffe der US Navy Independence (1951), Linienschiff für die Hochseeschifffahrt Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Independence (Alabama) Independence (Iowa)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Independence — puede referirse a: Independence, álbum del grupo Sex Museum Independence Day, película de 1996 Independence Hall, monumento nacional de Estados Unidos USS Independence, nombre de diversos buques estadounidenses Lugares Independence (Alabama)… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Independence — is the self government of a nation, country, or state by its residents and population, or some portion thereof, generally exercising sovereignty. The term independence is used in contrast to subjugation, which refers to a region as a territory… …   Wikipedia

  • independence — UK US /ˌɪndɪˈpendəns/ noun [U] ► POLITICS freedom to make laws or decisions without being governed or controlled by another country, organization, etc.: gain/win/declare independence »The country gained its independence in 1991.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Independence —   [ɪndɪ pendəns], Stadt in Westmissouri, USA, im östlichen Vorstadtbereich von Kansas City, 112 300 Einwohner; Harry S. Truman Bibliothek.   Geschichte:   Independence wurde 1827 gegründet; Ausgangspunkt der Straße nach Santa Fe, Oregon und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • independence — (n.) 1630s; see INDEPENDENT (Cf. independent) + ENCE (Cf. ence). Earlier in same sense was independency (1610s). U.S. Independence Day (July 4) recorded under that name by 1791 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Independence — [in΄dē pen′dəns, in΄dipen′dəns] [in honor of JACKSON1 Andrew in allusion to his independence of character] city in W Mo.: suburb of Kansas City: pop. 113,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Independence — (spr. Independ ns), 1) Grafschaft im Staate Arkansas (Nordamerika), 46 QM.; Flüsse: White u. Black Rivers; große Nadelholzwaldungen; Producte: Mais, Weizen, Hafer; Rindvieh; schwarzer Marmor; Dampfschifffahrt auf dem White River; 1850: 7767 Ew.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Independence — (spr. indìpénnd us), Städte der nordamerikan. Union: 1) Hauptstadt der Grafschaft Jackson in Missouri und Villenvorort von Kansas City, hat höhere Schulen und (1900) 6974 Einw. – 2) Hauptstadt der Grafschaft Buchanan in Iowa, mit kath. Seminar… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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