in·​de·​pen·​den·​cy ˌin-də-ˈpen-dən(t)-sē How to pronounce independency (audio)
capitalized : the Independent polity or movement
: an independent political unit

Examples of independency in a Sentence

adolescence is typically an awkward time for young people, as they are making the difficult transition from the dependency of childhood to the independency of adulthood
Recent Examples on the Web This visit was very important signal for our partners that Kyiv, much more safety right now, and also very important signal that Great Britain stay together with Ukraine, support Ukraine -- support our country in the fight for our freedom, for our independency. ABC News, 10 Apr. 2022 Yet the careful reader will appreciate the significance of the Puritan Cromwell’s independency. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2021 His seemingly daily attacks on freedom of speech, the independency of the judiciary, the right to vote and other pillars of our constitutional system are bolstered by an intensely loyal fan base. Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of independency was circa 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Independency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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