From French indépendance. Analyzable as in- + de- + pend + -ence
Independence (countable and uncountable, plural independences)
- The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
- The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
- Independence Day
- war of independence
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