An area subject to rule by an outside power
The state of being dependent
A territory or state subject to the dominion of another state
In the same year Bokhara became a dependency of Russia.
The bond creates more than dependency; it gives you a helluva lot of influence over him.
New Sweden thus passed into the control of the Dutch, and became a dependency of New Netherland.
The little port of Gwadar, on the Makran coast of the Arabian Sea, a station of the Persian Gulf telegraph system, is still a dependency of Oman.