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.
An independent director, otherwise known as an 'outside director,' according to Section 17.2 of the Securities Regulation Code 'is a person who, apart from his fees and shareholdings, is independent of management and free from any business or other relationship which could, or could reasonably be perceived to, materially interfere with his exercise of independent judgment in carrying out his responsibilities as a director in any corporation.'
Is the Naval Audit Service independent of the DoN chain of command?
To maintain their independence, audit committee members should be selected by a body that is independent of management.
Another new development is the increased use of independent advisors--to help evaluate management's strategy, analysis and post-acquisition plans--with the advisors reporting to the board, independent of management.
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.
"The academic process we use is independent of the sources of revenue," Theroux told the Times.
Commentary describes an independent agent as one who is independent of the enterprise, both legally and economically.
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.
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