Meaning of “dependant” in the English Dictionary

"dependant" in Business English

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dependantnoun [ C ]

UK US dependent uk /dɪˈpendənt/ us LAW

someone who depends on you for financial support, for example, a child or family member who cannot work:

As she has no dependants, the experts agreed there was no need for Ms Dewsbury to have life cover at present.
Allowances may also be higher for those with dependants.

dependantadjective

uk /dɪˈpendənt/ us

needing financial support from someone:

At the age of 36, he is still dependant on his parents.
dependant family/relative/spouse

relying on someone or something to be able to continue to exist or make progress:

The company is less dependant than some big retailers on massive stores to ensure good profitability.

(Definition of “dependant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)