- the principle that the individual congregation or church is an autonomous and equalitarian society free from any external ecclesiastical control.
- the polity based on this principle.
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How to use independency in a sentence
It was a frugality founded, not upon avarice, but upon the love of independency.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2)|John Hill Burton
To the party of religious and political independency he was an abomination, and great efforts were made to get him recalled.A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I|Francis Parkman
Paoli talked very highly on preserving the independency of Corsica.
He urged Lee to lay his hand upon his heart, and say whether the Americans wanted freedom from taxation or independency.The Siege of Boston|Allen French
If an intelligent traveller, he would think, Surely this was not the first origin of Independency here!Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire|Thomas Coleman