dependency

[ dih-pen-duh n-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF dependency

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It has been said that that republic is become a dependency of Germany.

He died regretted, in the year this dependency was colonised.

The dependency of communication on literacy proved to be communication's strength.

It was the first time she had ever reminded him of his dependency.

In 1844 the place was declared to be a dependency of Cape Colony.

Can the emperor grant it to a dependency, and withhold it from the body of his people?

The island of Cyprus was also, it is probable, a dependency.

That is the secret of the opinion of us at present—our dependency.

It was the pinnacle from which hung as a dependency all the eldest of families.

Originally, indeed, the town was simply a dependency of the palace.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s (adj.), 1610s (n.); see dependent + -cy. Originally also dependancy, on the French model, but the Latinate form gradually pushed this into disuse; see -ance. Meaning "territory subordinate to another nation" is recorded from 1680s.

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client state

nouncountry that is dependent upon a more powerful country
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