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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.

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Hodgson was critical of his side's dependancy on panicked, long balls during the first half particularly.
The government says it wants to reduce dependancy on benefits and a "council house/housing association for life", get more people into work and prioritise social housing for those most in need.
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But learning about your selves, your skills, your capacities, you spent in what passed for a "comfortable" life of dependancy on the white man and his Friendly post-Mugabe Money.
His dependancy on drink increased and he was confined to a psychiatric hospital on a number of occasions over a period of several years.
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