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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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Ranbir Gill, 36, of Chester Street, Radford, admitted failing to attend a drug dependency assessment, and breaching a conditional discharge.
Long-term solutions need to focus on addressing drug dependency and changing behavior."
"There are proven ways to address drug dependency consistent with human rights, but beatings, forced labor, and humiliation are not among them," said Joe Amon, director of the Health and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch.
As part of the European Commission-supported initiative, the overall management, administration, physical infrastructure, availability of equipment and technical capacity of the mental hospital and drug dependency unit staff to provide quality care.
The 12 such options open to JPs to impose include curfews, unpaid work, prohibited activities, supervision, and treatment for alcohol or drug dependency. The aim is not only to punish the offenders but to help rehabilitate them.
They are being paid up to pounds 89.80 a week because their "main disabling condition" is drug dependency or alcoholism.
THE Chumscrubber is a dark, comic look at legal drug dependency in America's suburbs.
"Drug dependency is a medical condition--not a crime," the letter stated.
A FEW months ago the Racing Post printed a series of articles intended to draw attention to the crisis of drug dependency in American racing.
And much like today, the connection between drug dependency and the AIDS epidemic was directing a lot of attention to the problem.
"After one year, clinical trial patients showed statistically significant improvements in their GERD symptoms: 80 percent showed a significant reduction in drug dependency, with 70 percent completely off their anti-secretory medications.
Chief Superintendent John Kelly, Head of Crime at Cleveland Police, said: "I would say 70pc plus of all crime in Cleveland is committed due to drug dependency. Unless we sort out the drugs problem crime will continue."

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