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in·de·pend·ent / ˌindəˈpendənt/ • adj. 1. free from outside control; not depending on another's authority: the study is totally independent of central government Canada's largest independent investment firm. ∎  (of a country) self-governing: India became independent in 1947. ∎  not belonging to or supported by a political party: the independent candidate. ∎  (of broadcasting, a school, etc.) not supported by public funds. ∎  not influenced or affected by others; impartial: a thorough and independent investigation of the case. ∎  (Independent) hist. Congregational. 2. not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence: I wanted to remain independent in old age. ∎  capable of thinking or acting for oneself: advice for independent travelers. ∎  (of income or resources) making it unnecessary to earn one's living: a woman of independent means. 3. not connected with another or with each other; separate: we need two independent witnesses to testify | the legislature and the judicature are independent of each other. ∎  not depending on something else for strength or effectiveness; freestanding: an independent electric shower. ∎  Math. (of one of a set of axioms, equations, or quantities) incapable of being expressed in terms of, or derived or deduced from, the others. • n. an independent person or body. ∎  an independent political candidate, voter, etc. ∎  (Independent) hist. a Congregationalist. DERIVATIVES: in·de·pend·ent·ly adv.

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Independents

Independents, in religion, those bodies of Christians who claim freedom from ecclesiastical and civil authority for their individual churches. They hold that each congregation should have control of its own affairs. In a historic sense, it is ordinarily applied to churches in Great Britain now known as Congregational. The name Independents came into use in the 17th cent. and was in use in Great Britain until the end of the 18th cent. See Congregationalism; Puritanism; separatists.

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Independents

Independents. Another name for the English Congregationalists.

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independent

independent XVII. f. IN-1 + DEPENDENT.
So independence XVII.

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