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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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The number of people suffering from Type B flu and needing treatment in intensive care or high dependancy units has trebled in the last week.
CITA, an organisation dedicated to helping people overcome dependancy on anti-depressants and tranquillisers, have a dedicated helpline: 0151 949 0102
They then moved to James Cook's high dependancy unit for six weeks before being cared for at the special care baby unit at Northallerton's Friarage Hospital.
A shortage of high dependancy neo-natal beds meant that they were moved three times from our own City Hospital to hospitals in Wolverhampton, Leicester and Stoke.
The Californian band's fourth album was recorded after bassist Nick Oliveri quit the line-up following a bust up with Homme over chemical dependancy. With Mark Lanegan also missing in action, that has left frontman-guitarist Homme in complete control of what turns out to be a claustrophobic collection of songs which conjure up images of pagan rituals and LSD trips in the desert.
Many of these learners had to overcome hurdles such as illness, disability, homelessness, heavy family commitments, old age or drug and alcohol dependancy, to secure life-changing skills and qualifications.
Jason, now 22, ended up spending around 10 months in hospital in intensive care, high dependancy, and neuro rehabilitation wards.
Robert and Pauline Mason are asking mourners attending their son James' funeral on Monday to make donations towards a fund for the High Dependancy Unit (HDU) at Suton Coldfield's Good Hope Hospital instead of bringing flowers.
"It is a drug used by those who suffer from drug dependancy. It can openly be used or misused and cause the death of others."