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n. pl. in·de·pen·den·cies
1. Independence.
2. An independent territory or state.
3. Independency The Independent movement in 17th-century England.


n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a territory or state free from the control of any other power
2. another word for independence


(Ecclesiastical Terms) (esp in the Congregational Church) the principle upholding the independence of each local church or congregation


(ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dən si)

n., pl. -cies.
2. a territory not under the control of any other power.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.independency - freedom from control or influence of another or othersindependency - freedom from control or influence of another or others
freedom - the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
autonomy, liberty - immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
autarchy, autarky - economic independence as a national policy
separateness - political independence; "seeking complete political separateness for Taiwan"


The condition of being politically free:
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Her father was a merchant, just commencing the foundations of what would, in time, have been a large estate; and as both Miss Emmerson and her sister were possessed of genteel independencies, and the aunt had long declared her intention of remaining single, the fortune of Julia, if not brilliant, was thought rather large than otherwise.
The politician said major European countries such as Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain had all transferred some part of their independencies to Europe for the sake of a greater cause, adding Turkey could play a major role in the continent if it became aware of the advantages of such historical process.
of the Basque Country, Spain) describe a class of models for longitudinal data know as antedependence models or transition models, which postulate that certain conditional independencies exist among the observations that are related to their time ordering.

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