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See also: Independence
- independance (obsolete)
- The quality or state of being independent; lack of dependence; the state of not being reliant on, or controlled by, others.
- 1836 March – 1837 October, Charles Dickens, “Relates How Mr. Pickwick, with the Assistance of Samuel Weller, Essayed to Soften the Heart of Mr. Benjamin Allen, and to Mollify the Wrath of Mr. Robert Sawyer”, in The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, London: Chapman and Hall, […], published 1837, OCLC 28228280, page 508:
- Bob the aforesaid, and his present chances of deriving a competent independence from the honourable profession to which he had devoted himself.
- The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
state or quality of being independent
state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood
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