• WordNet 3.6
    • n independency freedom from control or influence of another or others
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Free and Independent Elector Free and Independent Elector
Independence Hall, Philadelphia Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, JohnHancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, butthe last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
    • Independency (Eccl) Doctrine and polity of the Independents.
    • Independency Independence. "“Give me,” I cried (enough for me),
      “My bread, and independency !”"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mt. Athos, in northern Greece, likes to call itself an independent country. It has a population of about 4,000 men. No females of any kind, including animals, are allowed. There are twenty monasteries within a space of twenty miles.
    • n independency Independence.
    • n independency Eccles., the principle that the individual congregation or church is a society strictly voluntary and autonomous, standing directly under the authority of Jesus Christ, living in immediate dependence on him, and responsible to him alone for its beliefs and acts as a Christian society; specifically, the principles of the Independents or English Congregationalists, as distinguished from those of the Congregationalists of the United States. Independency is distinguished from Episcopacy by having no gradation of ministerial or clerical orders, and no officials superior to the laity and invested with administrative or judicial authority; and from Presbyterianism by having no gradation of courts or representative bodies possessed of legislative and judicial functions. (See Independent, n., and Congregationalism.) In its extreme form it is the absolute freedom of the local church from external control of any kind. Also independentism.
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  • Jean Rostand
    “The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.”
  • John D. Rockefeller
    “Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.”
  • Pauline Kael
    Pauline Kael
    “In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.”
  • Kwame Nkrumah
    Kwame Nkrumah
    “The best way of learning to be an independent sovereign state is to be an independent sovereign state.”
  • Charles Churchill
    Charles Churchill
    “Genius is independent of situation.”
  • Steve Schmidt
    Steve Schmidt
    “The price for independence is often isolation and solitude.”


In literature:

The Texan struggle for independence from Mexico was cordially welcomed in all parts of the United States, but particularly in the South.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Many efforts have been made to show the price paid by the South for its attempt at independence, but these have always failed to be exact.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
On the other side, it was less a contest for the reformed doctrines than for national independence.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
To this new and popular view of government the Declaration of Independence gave expression.
"The Spirit of American Government" by J. Allen Smith
And last, if it deserves such a distinction, the thought may demand an independent clause or a sentence for itself.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Under the new system, as under the old, Britain was not treated as an independent country.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
It was independently taken up after twelve years by a man of higher genius.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Legislative and administrative independence for all parts of the empire.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
This capacity of independent locomotion is the basis and the symbol of every other form of independence.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
You will be independent, able to do what you please, and never to ask papa for anything.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

In poetry:

'Stir all your echoes up,
O Independence Bell,
And pour from your inverted cup
The song we love so well.
"Liberty" by James Whitcomb Riley
'Ring! Independence Bell!
Ring on till worlds to be
Shall listen to the tale you tell
Of love and Liberty!'
"Liberty" by James Whitcomb Riley
Then I got a little cabin
A place to call my own —
And I felt as independent
As the queen upon her throne.
"Learning To Read" by Frances Ellen Watkins
'Ring in the gleaming dawn
Of Freedom—Toll the knell
Of Tyranny, and then ring on,
O Independence Bell.—
"Liberty" by James Whitcomb Riley
Hold what they won, with a will to go farther;
Whole we must have independence and honor!
All of us know it:
Wergeland's summer bears soon its best flower,—
Power in peasants, peasants in power.
"May Seventeenth" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
The Steamer was engaged by the Independent Order of Rechabites,
And all were resolved to see some rural sights;
And the place they selected was the village of Newburgh;
While each heart was happy and free from sorrow.
"An Excursion Steamer Sunk in the Tay" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Miller is a West Point graduate and award winning independent film maker.
The National Federation of Independent Business released its business optimism index Tuesday, its gauge of confidence among small businesses.
Birdhouse to Play Thursday's Independent Marketplace in Sand City.
The Independent Marketplace—held the first Thursday of every month in Sand City—has been getting props, deservedly, for its cornucopia of cuisine offerings.
Birdhouse to Play Thursday's Independent Marketplace in Sand City.
You long-timers might remember that in the early stages of this blog we discussed our linking practices and how they relate to independent and/or fan blogs.
Kingston plays Blanche Mottershead, a fiercely independent lesbian archaeologist, on the second season of Upstairs Downstairs, set to premiere on Sunday.
All Blogs On The Download Independent record label profiles: Kassette Klub, Polk, Teenage Disco Bloodbath, YDLMIER Tapes, Topshelf.
All Blogs On The Download Independent record label profiles: Kassette Klub, Polk, Teenage Disco Bloodbath , YDLMIER Tapes, Topshelf.
The Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association has announced that Sharon Bloomer , CFO of the Apple Oil Company in West Haven Connecticut, was elected as the 2011-2012 chair of the board of directors of the ICPA.
Smithereens, former Blowfish rock Independence Day.
Mrs Salom is a special education teacher at Josefa L Sambrano Elementary School in the San Elizario Independent School District.
Their Independence Day game against the Schaumburg Boomers was postponed due to the weather.
I'm happy to report planning for the second Independence Day celebration and fireworks display is going well, but just how well remains to be seen.
Park Life is a quirky independent bookstore and gallery (and publisher, and gift store, andandand) in the Inner Richmond.

In science:

Proof: The independence follows from the independence of the ( ˜ψn )n∈N∗ sequence.
Random walks on randomly oriented lattices
Proof: The independence follows from the independence of the ( ˜ψn )n∈N∗ sequence.
Random walks on randomly oriented lattices
Notice that even when (ξa)a∈A is a family of independent random variables, the random variables ξ [u; v ] are not independent for v scanning the set Vn+|u|.
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
Y (α,β ) are mutually independent random variables and independent of the random variables ηαβ .
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
The corresponding pictures from high to low temperature are independent spins, two independent spin segments, completely locked spins, respectively.
Modified spin-wave study of random antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic spin chains