One who does not commit him/herself all the way to one side of the political fence. One who actually reasons things out for themselves instead of hopping on the bandwagon and listening to what everybody else says.
Guy 1: Are you a republican or a democrat?
Guy 2: Neither, I'm an independent.
Guy 1: So you're just too indecisive to take a side.
Guy 2: No, I just have my own opinions on politics. I don't vote for a person just because of their political party; I actually learn about the candidates and vote for who I think would best benefit the country as a whole.
Guy 1: Oh.
by Dr. Seuss, PhD July 21, 2011
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A person who declares a resistance to the self perpetuated fascism and ignorance of the two-party system (Republicans/Democrats) by voting for people/organizations that not only align themselves more closely with an individual's beliefs, but produce unbiased and non-partisan results.
"You're for the decentralization of the federal government too? Vote independent!"


"Homemade waffles are delicious!"
by scuba steve123 August 11, 2006
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Paying your bills by yourself. (Cell phone is not a bill) Without welfare assistance or help from mommy or daddy. Paying your own rent, not section 8.
That girl says she's independent doin it all by herself but wait she still lives with her mom.
by Jess610 November 25, 2010
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Free. Not bound by something.
Typically used in politics to describe (a)a nation or group of people that is no longer opressed or colonized, or (b) a nation that was formed by breaking up from another country.
After the great war, the continent was split into twelve independent states.
by AYB April 23, 2003
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Someone who doesn't ask for help because they know it will never get done unless he or she does it themselves, its best to be Independent because then you know its going to be done right.
me: Hey Alex im in a rush, can you do me a favor and copy these papers and use each side of the paper?

Alex: yea no problem.

me: ALEX!!!! i said use each side of the paper......

Alex: oh i thought u said DON'T use each side of the paper. sorry

me: this is why my family raised me to be Independent....
by 3s3P3ngu1n0 December 17, 2010
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