noun, plural in·de·pend·en·cies.
- 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.
Examples from the Web for independency
Their favourite tenet had always been the independency of the church.
Integrity and independency, however mistaken, are entitled to praise.Four Early Pamphlets|William Godwin
It has placed her in the chair of independency; and peace returns again to bless—whom?Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2|John Frederick Schroeder
There is no absolute isolation or independency possible for a spiritual being.Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School|Elizabeth P. Peabody
The plain fact is this: the idea of independency cannot be maintained for a moment in the light of the New Testament.Notes on the Book of Deuteronomy, Volume II|Charles Henry Mackintosh