Independent

In`de*pend"ent

(?), n. 1. (Eccl.) One who believes that an organized Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self-government, and independent of all ecclesiastical authority.
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In England the name is often applied (commonly in the pl.) to the Congregationalists.
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2. (Politics) One who does not acknowledge an obligation to support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one who exercises liberty in voting.
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