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The republic was declared a fully independent state.
The Republic of Brazil became independent from Portugal in 1822.
Seek independent legal advice before entering into an agreement.
There have been calls for an independent inquiry into the train crash.
His wages enabled him to become economically independent of his family.
The equipment has its own independent power supply.
The incidents were completely independent of one another.
This is the British English definition of independent. View American English definition of independent.