Definition of Dependant

1. Noun. A person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support).

Exact synonyms: Dependent
Generic synonyms: Receiver, Recipient
Specialized synonyms: Charge, Minion
Derivative terms: Dependent



2. Adjective. Contingent on something else.
Exact synonyms: Dependent, Qualified
Similar to: Conditional
Derivative terms: Depend, Depend

3. Adjective. Addicted to a drug.
Exact synonyms: Dependent, Drug-addicted, Hooked, Strung-out
Similar to: Addicted
Derivative terms: Dependence, Dependency

Definition of Dependant

1. n. See Dependent, Dependence, Dependency.

Definition of Dependant

1. Adjective. (obsolete spelling of dependent) ¹

2. Noun. (British) A person who depends on another for support, particularly financial support (= (American English) dependent). ¹

3. Noun. (American English) (misspelling of dependent) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dependant

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dependant

depeculation
depeculations
depeinct
depeincts
depend
depend on
depend upon
dependabilities
dependability
dependable
dependableness
dependables
dependably
dependance
dependances
dependant (current term)
dependant on(p)
dependants
depended
dependee
dependence
dependences
dependencies
dependency
dependency culture
dependency injection
dependency injections
dependency inversion principle
dependent
dependent beat

Literary usage of Dependant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elementary Law by William Callyhan Robinson (1910)
"Of the Violation of the Rights of a dependant in and to the Family Head. Where the family head occupies toward the dependant neither the relation of husband ..."

2. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (1855)
"The other half they sent severally about to other of the dependant states. Diotrephes also, who was now at Chios, but appointed to take upon him the command ..."

3. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1789)
"... of Problems dependant on Azimuth and Altitude. By Mr. John Smeaton, FR &; communicated by Mr. William Wales, FR S, Read November 20,. ..."

4. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1848)
"... or petty gentleman, might be dependant on a superior lord.* This is more distinctly expressed in some ecclesiastical canons, apparently of the tenth ..."

5. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"Payment of Territorial Charges in England dependant on Proceeds of Trade.—Deficiency of Revenue made good in part by Commercial Profits.—Reply of Mr. Grant. ..."

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