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Definition of dependency:

  1. A territory remote from the kingdom or state to which it belongs, but subject to its dominion; a colony; as, Great Britain has its dependencies in Asia, Africa, and America.
  2. A thing hanging down; a dependence.
  3. State of being dependent; dependence; state of being subordinate; subordination; concatenation; connection; reliance; trust.
  4. That which is attached to something else as its consequence, subordinate, satellite, and the like.


settlement, politics, dependence, mandate, habituation, yoke, possession, province, dominion, territory, colony, addiction, dependance.

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