- A candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a free thinker, free of a party platform.
- A neutral or uncommitted person.
Etymology: From Latin independens, present participle from prefix in-, not, plus dependens, dependent or literally hanging from, from verb dependere, depend, hang from, from prefix de-, from or concerning, plus pendere, hang
- not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free
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