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Webster's Dictionary

Independent

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(1):

(a.) Affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent property.

(2):

(a.) Not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious; self-directing; as, a man of an independent mind.

(3):

(a.) Expressing or indicating the feeling of independence; free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or manner.

(4):

(a.) Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.

(5):

(a.) Belonging or pertaining to, or holding to the doctrines or methods of, the Independents.

(6):

(a.) Not dependent upon another quantity in respect to value or rate of variation; - said of quantities or functions.

(7):

(a.) Not bound by party; exercising a free choice in voting with either or any party.

(8):

(a.) Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly independent.

(9):

(n.) One who believes that an organized Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self-government, and independent of all ecclesiastical authority.

(10):

(n.) One who does not acknowledge an obligation to support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one who exercises liberty in voting.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Independent'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/i/independent.html. 1828.

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