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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( n.) The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.

(2): ( n.) Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament [2]

INDEPENDENCE. —See Originality.