declare (one's) independence

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Definition of declare (one's) independence

: to say that one no longer accepts the rule of another The country declared (its) independence. teenagers eager to declare their independence

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“Declare (one's) independence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/declare%20%28one%27s%29%20independence. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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