independent


independent
in·de·pen·dent adj
1: not dependent on others (as parents) for livelihood; esp: not a dependent
declared she was independent on her financial aid form
2 a: not affiliated with another usu. larger unit
an independent adjuster
b: not contingent on something else
an independent promise
in·de·pen·dence n
in·de·pen·dent·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

independent
I adjective autarkic, autonomous, detached, disconnected, dissociated, free, freelance, irrelative, liber, masterless, neutral, nonpartisan, self-governing, self-reliant, self-subsistent, self-supporting, solutus, sovereign, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unattached, unbound, unbridled, unchecked, uncommitted, unconnected, unconquered, uncontrolled, uncurbed, unencumbered, unenslaved, unenthralled, unfettered, unhindered, uninfluenced, unreined, unshackled, unsubjected, unvanquished associated concepts: independent advice, independent agreement, independent cause, independent contractor, independent covenant, independent duty, independent negligence, independent tortfeasor, independently established foreign phrases:
- lilud quod alteri unitur extinguitur neque amplius per se vacare licet — That which is united to another is extinguished, nor can it be independent
II index alien (unrelated), apart, disparate, eccentric, foreign, free (enjoying civil liberty), free (not restricted), impartial, impertinent (irrelevant), individual, irrelative, neutral, nonconforming, nonpartisan, open-minded, peremptory (absolute), separate, several (separate), spontaneous, substantive, unbiased, unilateral, unprejudiced, unrelated, unrestrained (not in custody), unrestricted

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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