Origin of dependence
Examples from the Web for self-dependence
On the other hand, a too great subjection of individual interests makes a man a mere parasite, robbing him of all self-dependence.
That shows their goodheartedness, but it does away with self-dependence.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But never has this unregarded hand been laid so gently upon us as in the poem called "Self-Dependence."Visions and Revisions|John Cowper Powys
I am accustomed to a kind of loneliness and self-dependence.Elsie Venner|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The lesson of the hour is self-dependence, or rather, if we prefer, dependence on the laws of reason.The Cradle of the Christ|Octavius Brooks Frothingham
British Dictionary definitions for self-dependence
sometimes US dependance
Word Origin and History for self-dependence
early 15c., from Middle French dépendance, from dependre (see depend). Originally also dependance (the earlier form), depending whether the writer had French or Latin foremost in mind; the Latin form gradually predominated and after c.1800 dependance is rare. As an adjective from c.1600.