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Definition of Independent


  1. Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly independent.
  2. Affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent property.
  3. Not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious; self-directing; as, a man of an independent mind.
  4. Expressing or indicating the feeling of independence; free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or manner.
  5. Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
  6. Belonging or pertaining to, or holding to the doctrines or methods of, the Independents.
  7. Not dependent upon another quantity in respect to value or rate of variation; -- said of quantities or functions.
  8. Not bound by party; exercising a free choice in voting with either or any party.
  9. One who believes that an organized Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self-government, and independent of all ecclesiastical authority.
  10. One who does not acknowledge an obligation to support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one who exercises liberty in voting.
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Independent Translations

independent in Italian is indipendente, indipendente
independent in Latin is liber libera; liberum
independent in Norwegian is uavhengig
independent in Spanish is independiente