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adjective autarkic, autonomous, disconnected, dissociated, free, freelance, liber, masterless, neutral, nonpartisan, self-governing, self-reliant, self-subsistent, self-supporting, solutus, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unattached, unbridled, unchecked, uncommitted, unconnected, unconquered, uncontrolled, uncurbed, unencumbered, unenthralled, unfettered, unhindered, unreined, unshackled, unsubjected, unvanquished
Associated concepts: independent advice, independent agreement, independent cause, independent contractor, innependent covenant, independent duty, independent neggigence, independent tortfeasor, independently established
Foreign phrases: Illud quod alteri unitur extinguitur neque amplius per se vacare licet.That which is united to annther is extinguished, nor can it be independent.
See also: absolute, alien, apart, disparate, eccentric, foreign, free, impartial, impertinent, individual, irrelative, irrelevant, neutral, nonconforming, nonpartisan, open-minded, peremptory, separate, several, spontaneous, substantive, unbiased, unilateral, unprejudiced, unrelated, unrestrained, unrestricted
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The ability of the independents to move quickly and ahead of the majors was one of the main reasons AIM was established -- to maximize these opportunities and leverage their collective market share.
The success--indeed the survival--of independent hotels is likely to depend on capturing the required additional resources to compete in this consumer-focused environment.
Indeed, independent agents do have a brand--as salespeople--but that brand is not helpful to them as they move forward in a very competitive and complex marketplace, said Anne Bailey Berman, co-founder and president of Chadwick Martin Bailey, a market research firm that has been working with many industry groups, including insurance companies, for 20 years.
If independents succeed on those fronts, it will be a win for out-of-the-box politics and for the democracy that is so dangerously at risk.
In large organizations, people often have little control over the shape of their jobs; independents don't always know the shape their new career is going to take, but they take comfort from the knowledge that they're creating it themselves.
Independent recyclers scream that they're being pushed out of business by prime resin companies' own recycle sales.
Complicating the issue is the fact that the IRS guidelines on what constitutes an independent contractor are somewhat vague.
Groove Mobile, the world's leading mobile music commerce platform, today announced a worldwide licensing deal with IRIS Distribution, a leading digital distributor dedicated to marketing and promoting independent media.
announced that it was shifting from captive agents to independent contractors and gave its 6,200 captive agents six months to determine their futures.
The stars and stripes of USA Petroleum may soon fade as the independent retailer plans to fly the Chevron flag at five stations in Los Angeles County.