Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
See: appurtenance

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Theoretically, this pioneering research provides novel knowledge to understand smartphone dependency in the work domain.
Heavy reliance on mobile phones, turning into addiction, led to college students developing severe dependency symptoms (Rice & Hagen, 2010), including an inability to control craving, feeling anxious and lost, a tendency toward withdrawal/escape, and productivity loss (Leung, 2008a).
A functional dependency X [right arrow] Y is called trivial if Y is a subset of X.
There are two advantages of our approach compared to Qiu and colleagues' approach (1) we use word semantics to compute similarities, (2) we take advantage of the dependency types and position in the dependency tree to weight dependencies as opposed to simply using non-weighted/unlabeled predicate-argument relations.
Along with providing the specifics of chemical dependency the McAuliffes have also supplied an excellent view into how the mind works.
As a result, the temperature dependency models are identified--the type cases are found and some of the model parameters are fixed.
The current research explored the relationship between shyness and each of the three previously defined areas of interpersonal dependency in romantic relationships: anxious attachment, exclusive dependency, and emotional dependency.
In fact, science may well be the best friend that chemical dependency treatment has known.
For this reason, this plan does not have associated any dependency with any other actor associated to it.
Within neo-liberal society, welfare dependency is seen as the trap entangling welfare recipients.
Approaches to the problem of dependency must look into how it is constructed, both as a concept and as a psychological, moral and social condition.
This adjustment was supported by the Illinois regulations and the lack of dependency between the three manufacturing divisions.