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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.

Independent Quotations

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Abraham Lincoln

Politicians must set their aims for the high ground and according to our various leanings, Democratic, Republican, Independent, we will follow. Politicians must be told if they continue to sink into the mud of obscenity, they will proceed alone.
Maya Angelou

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
Erich Fromm

Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Stephen Covey

Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.
Jim Rohn
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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

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