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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 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. Further exploration of shyness as it relates to interpersonal dependency in romantic relationships is significant because virtually no research has studied shyness in relation to interpersonal dependency in romantic relationships.
By the time the beautiful acoustic ballad Cen Hapus (Happy Song) comes along, the group seem to have got into their stride, and it finishes on a definite high with the slow-burning Cara Fi (Love Me), a remarkable song about one person's hopeless emotional dependency on another.
She scrupulously avoided self-disclosure, fostered a cult-like atmosphere of specialness and encouraged Friedman's emotional dependency. She refused to bend her therapeutic practices to accommodate practical realities.
Their immersion in the tecato world is a continuous cycle of alternating emotional dependency and disinterest.
Lehrman suggests that this probably won't change because of women's evolutionary heritage and leaves it at that - even though she has no trouble arguing that other traits that she believes may have genetic roots, such as male inexpressiveness or female emotional dependency, need to change.
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.