|1.||[ noun ] freedom from control or influence of another or others|
|Related terms:||freedom autonomy autonomy autarky separateness independent dependent|
|2.||[ noun ] the successful ending of the American Revolution|
"they maintained close relations with England even after independence"
|3.||[ noun ] (government,geography) a city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail|
|Related terms:||city Missouri|