When kids grow up and move out and start making their own decisions, this is an example of independence.
- the state or quality of being independent; freedom from the influence, control, or determination of another or others
- Now Rare an income sufficient for a livelihood
Origin of independenceMedieval Latin independentia
Origin of Independencein honor of Andrew Jackson in allusion to his independence of character
- The state or quality of being independent.
- Archaic Sufficient income for comfortable self-support; a competence.
From French indépendance