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Synonyms for independent

Synonyms for independent

having political independence

free from the influence, guidance, or control of others

able to support oneself financially

Synonyms for independent

a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

free from external control and constraint

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(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

(of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence


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not controlled by a party or interest group

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Independent contractors work for themselves, and are typically business owners who take on projects outsourced by other firms.
in the independent Atlantic League before ending a yearlong holdout and signing a $5.
With that in mind, independent agents need to do more to help themselves, Berman said.
are not a concern (though independent contractors are protected under sexual harassment laws).
Businesses generally will not face this problem if they have a quality, ongoing working relationship with their independent contractors.
The Independent Studio, from Private to Corporate is a gathering designed to explore the wide range of studio settings available to today's independent teacher.
The number of independent schools increased fivefold, and their student enrollments increased fourfold.
I was pretty na[ddot{i}]ve about what being in business for yourself is really like," says Neil Sagebiel, a 42-year-old independent in Seattle.
Supreme Court, Kearsley added a new building featuring modern independent living apartments.
9/26/83, the court stated "if the bulk of the corporation's earnings are being paid out in the form of compensation, so that the corporate profits, after payment of the compensation, do not represent a reasonable return on the shareholder's equity in the corporation, then an independent shareholder would probably not approve of the compensation arrangement.
He delivered the following address at a conference for Catholic independent schools in Toronto in February 1997.
Among the most significant factors that emerge from any study of this country's independent living movement is the key role people with spinal cord injuries have played throughout its history.
On May 3, 1996, Tax Executives Institute submitted the following comments to the Internal Revenue Service concerning the training materials the IRS has developed to aid the classification of workers as independent contractors or employees.
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