Definition of independent
What does the word independent mean?
part of speech: adjective, noun
Not depending on authority (of, or abs.); (I-) =congregational; not depending on something else for its validity, efficiency, &c., as i. proof, research, observer; not needing to earn one\'s livelihood; i. income (dispensing one from earning livelihood); unwilling to be under obligation to others; (n.) person who acts (in politics &c.) independently of any party; congregationalist; (as title of paper) New York I. &c. Hence independently adv.