The condition of being politically free
The capacity to manage one's own affairs, make one's own judgments, and provide for oneself
Our independence is nonnegotiable.
Who was Katie to teach her independence anyway?
"I don't like those fashionable churches," she said, evidently priding herself on her independence of thought.
In this way his independence among the people to whom he ministers is to a large extent secured.
What I say is widen the scope of our society, let the mot d'ordre be not virtue alone but independence and action as well!