independent of

independent of

Excluding (something); without taking something into account. My contract was written independent of overtime—I got a higher base salary instead. I need you to make a decision independent of your personal feelings on this issue.
See also: independent, of
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He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
But," says he, "if by honour you mean the true natural beauty of virtue, I will maintain it may exist independent of any religion whatever.
Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act.
The habits of intercourse, on the basis of equal privileges, to which we have been accustomed since the earliest settlement of the country, would give a keener edge to those causes of discontent than they would naturally have independent of this circumstance.
But all this was superficial, and had nothing to do with the life that went on beneath the eyes and the mouth and the chin, for that life was independent of her, and independent of everything else.
It was a good thing to have some occupation which was quite independent of other people, she said, when one got old.
Most of the reports did not define the reporting structure of the internal audit department, although Merrill Lynch said its corporate audit department reported directly to the audit and finance committee of the board of directors; P&G noted that internal audit ultimately reported to the CFO, and two organizations, Fannie-Mae and General Electric, said internal audit was organizationally independent of the activities it reviewed.
After Watergate, the idea of having special prosecutors who were independent of the White House look into allegations of high-level wrongdoing seemed an obvious, even compelling, innovation.
Commentary describes an independent agent as one who is independent of the enterprise, both legally and economically.
When an agent's commercial activities for an enterprise are subject to detailed instructions or to comprehensive control by it, the agent cannot be regarded as independent of the enterprise.
The Contracting Firm's obligations to the individuals should be completely independent of, and not contingent upon, the Company making any payments to the Contracting Firm.
It must be established independent of any other state agency, have its own budget, and supervise and evaluate staff assigned to it.
Having boards that are made up almost entirely of independent directors can certainly contribute to the power of boards, but it may not be as effective a way to build an independent board as having someone in a board leadership position who is independent of management.
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