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One of the essential attributes of a state under International Law is external sovereignty—that is, the right to exercise freely the full range of power a state possesses under international law. Recognition of a state as independent necessarily implies that the recognizing states have no legal authority over the independent state. The status of a fully independent state should be contrasted with that of dependent or vassal states, where a superior state has the legal authority to impose its will over the subject, or inferior, state.

INDEPENDENCE. A state of perfect irresponsibility to any superior; the United States are free and independent of all earthly power.
     2. Independence may be divided into political and natural independence. By the former is to be understood that we have contracted no tie except those which flow from the three great natural rights of safety, liberty and property. The latter consists in the power of being able to enjoy a permanent well-being, whatever may be the disposition of those from whom we call ourselves independent. In that sense a nation may be independent with regard to most people, but not independent of the whole world. Vide on of Independence.

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Independent acquired a three per cent net smelter royalty fee on Minago when nickel prices exceed US$6/Ib.
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If the audit committee decides not to adopt an independent auditor's preferred treatment, the reasons for the rejection should be carefully documented by the audit committee, with the assistance of counsel, in order to protect the audit committee from personal liability.
The Independent Budget once again strongly recommends an overhaul in the way veterans health care is funded.
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Independent contractors can "work from anywhere" and tend to perform "non-core" work for individual companies.
According to the Advisory, workers who perform "the same type of work that is part of the normal service" provided by the company cannot be independent contractors.
The CAO should have direct access to the independent auditors to allow communication of any issues relating to the integrity of the financial statements or the financial reporting environment and for the auditors to quiz them about the state of the financial reporting system and the system of internal control.
What is your optimum resident profile, for both your existing independent residents and new move-ins?
In the case study of a country club golf caddie, who was perfectly happy as an independent contractor until he got hurt, there should be some recommended actions.
It would be interesting whether any of the independent directors ever bothered to ask about the danger of returns to retail shareholders being diluted by such activities.
Municipalities were required to fund approved independent schools at 85 percent of the per-student cost of public schools.

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