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Dependency

De`pend´en`cy
n.1.State of being dependent; dependence; state of being subordinate; subordination; concatenation; connection; reliance; trust.
Any long series of action, the parts of which have very much dependency each on the other.
- Sir J. Reynolds.
2.A thing hanging down; a dependence.
3.That which is attached to something else as its consequence, subordinate, satellite, and the like.
This earth and its dependencies.
- T. Burnet.
4.A territory remote from the kingdom or state to which it belongs, but subject to its dominion; a colony; as, Great Britain has its dependencies in Asia, Africa, and America.
Noun1.dependency - lack of independence or self-sufficiency
2.Dependencydependency - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
3.dependency - a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
Synonyms: colony

DEPENDENCY. A territory distinct from the country in which the supreme sovereign, power resides, but belonging rightfully to it, and subject to the laws and regulations which the sovereign may think proper to prescribe. It differs from a colony, because it is not settled by the citizens of the sovereign or mother state; and from possession, because it is held by other title than that of mere conquest: for example, Malta was considered a dependency of Great Britain in the year 1813. 3 Wash. C. C. R. 286. Vide act of congress, March 1, 1809, commonly called the non-importation law.

addiction, dependence, drug addiction, habituation, narcotic, physiological condition, physiological state, white plague
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