in·​de·​pen·​den·​cy | \ ˌin-də-ˈpen-dən(t)-sē How to pronounce independency (audio) \

Definition of independency

2 capitalized : the Independent polity or movement
3 : an independent political unit

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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 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, "Trump’s most worrying attacks on democracy, in one giant chart," 29 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of independency

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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“Independency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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