What does the word independence mean?

Usage examples for independence

  1. From the moment that independence was secured no man in America saw more clearly the necessity of national union, or defined more wisely and distinctly the reasons for it. – From the Easy Chair, series 2 by George William Curtis
  2. " But," Lilian faltered, " is your ideal an absolute independence?" – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  3. It is said that the three great events of modern times are the Reformation, the American War of Independence, and the French Revolution. – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele