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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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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.
Within that group, the drop in empathy occurred among those who, on a questionnaire, cited intense emotional dependency on their partner and insecurity about the relationship.
The psychological consequences for positionally identified boys, low self-esteem and high emotional dependency, in combination with the structural factors from which they emerge [about which I say nothing here, in the interests of focusing on the most original aspect of the work], are sufficient for a male in our society to be violent' (p.
You may think there's no reason to feel guilty about your emotional dependency on him but your husband may not see it this way.
As the families undergo weeks of therapy, gradually understanding the techniques Melz used to create enormous emotional dependency and unquestioning trust in his guidance, they also open up to each other and Timoner about the emotional and physical pains suffered and regrets endured under Melz's total control.