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independency

[in-di-pen-duh n-see]
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noun, plural in·de·pend·en·cies.
  1. independence(def 1).
  2. a territory not under the control of any other power.
  3. (initial capital letter) Ecclesiastical.
    1. the principle that the individual congregation or church is an autonomous and equalitarian society free from any external ecclesiastical control.
    2. the polity based on this principle.
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Origin of independency

First recorded in 1605–15; independ(ent) + -ency
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Examples from the Web for independency

Historical Examples

  • He has fought for that independency, for which Mr. Jefferson only wrote.

    The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)

    Albert J. Beveridge

  • In him the transition from Independency to Individualism is completed.

  • None are in a state of independency on their fellow-creatures.

    Munster Village

    Mary Hamilton

  • Such was Independency when it flourished all over East Anglia.

    East Anglia

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • I don't see how you could lay out part of your independency to more advantage.

    The Heiress;

    John Burgoyne


British Dictionary definitions for independency

independency

noun plural -cies
  1. a territory or state free from the control of any other power
  2. another word for independence
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Independency

noun
  1. (esp in the Congregational Church) the principle upholding the independence of each local church or congregation
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