- The fact or state of being independent: Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1816 I’ve always valued my independenceMore example sentences
- We have just held only the third presidential election since we gained our independence.
- He finds this amusing, but plans to use his freedom and independence constructively.
- Schools could apply to become trust schools with greater independence and freedom.
mid 17th century: from independent, partly on the pattern of French indépendance.