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independence

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1 the ability to care for one's self
  • children are supposed to achieve some measure of independence by the time they are 18—so it's time for that 30-year-old to move out!

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2 the state of being free from the control or power of another
  • college freshmen often revel in their newfound independence

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The first known use of independence was in 1640

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“Independence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/independence. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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