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See also: independentism



independent +‎ -ism

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Independency
    • pre-1662, Bishop John Gauden
      In the Brownist system, each congregation is independent of every other; hence the origin of the terms Congregationalism and Independentism.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Independentism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)