What does the word dependency mean?

Usage examples for dependency

  1. From the appearance of Angostura, I fancied that it must have been a place of some importance in the past days of Spanish glory, but like every other former dependency of that unhappy country, it everywhere shows marks of decay. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. Immersed in her own difficulties, threatened in three quarters, on the south, on the south- east, and on the east by Babylonia, by Elam, and by Media, she had enough to do at home in guarding her own frontiers, and seeking to keep under her immediate neighbours, and was therefore in no condition to engage in distant expeditions, or even to care very much what became of a remote and troublesome dependency. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman