Definition of self-dependence in English:



mass noun
  • Reliance on one's own strengths rather than on others; independence.

    • ‘It is also at least arguable that social welfare demands upon public revenue would be less because more affordable access to land would be likely to generate employment and increase self-dependence.’
    • ‘I believe that self-dependence is very important for all people in this country, to make sure we do not live on money borrowed from somebody else to pay for tax cuts.’
    • ‘What Hegel does is attempt to understand the state as the realization of human freedom as radical self-dependence.’
    • ‘However, is it really fair to say that a degree is necessary for an acceptable level of self-dependence?’
    • ‘He stressed that self-employment and self-dependence empower women.’