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dependant

noun [C] uk UK ( US dependent)   /dɪˈpen.dənt/ us  
someone who depends on you for financial support, such as a child or family member who does not work: My pension will provide for my dependants.
Translations of “dependant”
in Korean 딸린 식구…
in Arabic تابِع, عالة…
in Portuguese dependente…
in Catalan persona a càrrec…
in Japanese 扶養家族…
in Italian dipendente, persona a carico…
in Chinese (Traditional) (孩子、家人等)需供養者…
in Russian иждивенец…
in Turkish bağımlı, yardıma muhtaç…
in Chinese (Simplified) (孩子、家人等)需供养者…
in Polish osoba będąca na czyimś utrzymaniu…
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