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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Computerized nurse dependency management systems may trim costs by assisting unit and other managers to allocate nursing staff by hours and skill mix and may improve nurse staff allocation relative to patient dependency requirements.
The FFIEC cybersecurity review comprises 40 separate requests for information presented in four areas: Cyber risk management and oversight, cybersecurity controls, external dependency management and threat intelligence and collaboration.