Word of the Day

The word for today is…

independence (noun) – 1. The state or quality of being independent.
2. (Archaic) Sufficient income for comfortable self-support; a competence.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1630s, “fact of not depending on others or another, self-support and self-government;” see independent + -ence. Earlier in same sense was independency (1610s). U.S. Independence Day (July 4, commemorating events of 1776) is recorded under that name by 1791.