self-dependence

noun
self-de·​pen·​dence | \ ˌself-di-ˈpen-dən(t)s How to pronounce self-dependence (audio) \

Definition of self-dependence

: dependence on one's own resources or efforts : self-reliance " … If you won't help me, I'll manage without help." "Do; there is nothing like self-reliance, self-dependence."— Charlotte Brontë In 1861 he encouraged the self-dependence of the working class by establishing the Post Office Savings Bank …— J. R. Edwards

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circa 1620, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-dependence was circa 1620

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“Self-dependence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-dependence. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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