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dependant

  

      n   a person who depends on another person, organization, etc., for support, aid, or sustenance, esp. financial support  
Avoid confusion with dependent  
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dependent   ,   (sometimes U.S.)   dependant         
      adj  
1    depending on a person or thing for aid, support, life, etc.  
2    postpositive; foll by: on or upon   influenced or conditioned (by); contingent (on)  
3    subordinate; subject  
a dependent prince     
4    Obsolete   hanging down  
5      (Maths)  
a    (of a variable) having a value depending on that assumed by a related independent variable  
b    (of a linear equation) having every solution as a solution of one or more given linear equations  
      n  
6      (Grammar)   an element in a phrase or clause that is not the governor  
7       a variant spelling (esp. U.S.) of        dependant         
  dependently      adv  
Avoid confusion with dependant  


dependant         
      n   a person who depends on another person, organization, etc., for support, aid, or sustenance, esp. financial support  
Avoid confusion with dependent  

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dependant

  

      n   child, client, cohort     (chiefly U.S.)   hanger-on, henchman, minion, minor, protégé, relative, retainer, subordinate, vassal  

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