Meaning of “independence” - Learner’s Dictionary

independence

noun [ U ] uk us /ˌɪndɪˈpendəns/
PERSON

B2 the quality of being able to look after yourself and not need money, help, or permission from other people:

My parents gave me a lot of independence.
Many old people are afraid of losing their independence.
COUNTRY

B2 a situation in which a country has its own government and is not ruled by another country:

Mexico gained its independence from Spain in l821.

(Definition of “independence” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)