Independence



[in-di-pen-duh ns] /ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dəns/

noun
1.
Also, independency. the state or quality of being .
2.
freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
3.
Archaic. a competency.
[in-di-pen-duh ns] /ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dəns/
noun
1.
a city in W Missouri: starting point of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails.
2.
a town in SE Kansas.
/ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being independent Also called independency
/ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns/
noun
1.
a city in W Missouri, near Kansas City: starting point for the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails (1831–44). Pop: 112 079 (2003 est)
n.

1630s; see independent + -ence. Earlier in same sense was independency (1610s). U.S. Independence Day (July 4) recorded under that name by 1791. An Old English word for it was selfdom, with dom “law.”

City in western Missouri.

Note: Beginning of the Santa Fe Trail, used by settlers moving west.

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